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Northeast False Creek Workshop Response

DVA has consistently advocated meaningful streetscape connectivity as a primary element of any urban design proposition. Streets need consideration as activity and lingering places in addition to being passages that one traverses. We support the City’s aspiration for the new NEFC Streets to be “Great Streets”....

DVA Health and Wellbeing Roundtable Metrocore Quilt Boards

The purpose of the 2015 DVA Transportation Roundtables was to develop a shared discourse regarding city building and health and wellbeing in the Vancouver’s MetroCore. THE “METROCORE QUILT” PROCESS Participants in each of our seven workshops discussed and developed ideas over a “MetroCore Quilt” game board. The informal nature of this...

Highlights from Roundtable 6: Active Transportation

The DVA – Connecting the Dots: Towards Health and Wellbeing in our Communities… On December 9, 2015, the DVA held its sixth in a series of Metrocore Quilting roundtables exploring the connection between this year’s subject area Health and Wellbeing and some of the key components...

Connecting the Dots: Towards Health and Wellbeing in our Communities…

To advance our thinking on potential Health and Wellbeing solutions in Vancouver’s MetroCore, the Downtown Vancouver Association will be hosting a series of ‘MetroCore Quilting’ roundtables this fall. The MetroCore Quilting process looks at getting beyond limited perspectives and rhetoric to a deeper understanding of...

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DVA Supports Coalition Position on Transportation Referendum

The Downtown Vancouver Association (DVA) is pleased to endorse the following statement from of the Better Transit and Transportation Coalition’s support of the upcoming Transit Referendum: One of the most important decisions facing Metro Vancouver for the next generation is the 2015 Referendum on transit, transportation, and goods and...

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Mobility as Essential Infrastructure

One of the shared understandings to arise out of the DVA Metrocore Quilt roundtables was that there are three essential elements for an urban society: Water * Mobility * Society Without water, there is no habitation (nor food) Without mobility,there is no trade (exchange of labour nor material progress) Without society, there is no basis for...

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Not Your Father’s DVA

Earlier thais week, Gordon Price,  the Director of the City Program at Simon Fraser University—and a former City of Vancouver councillor—wrote a post on our Roundtable Round-up. In it, he reviews his main takeaways from the roundtables and shares a few of his thoughts on the...

DVA Transportation Roundtable Sketches
DVA Transportation Roundtable Sketches

During the course of our roundtable series, we collected a lot of information about peoples aspirations and hopes for a connected MetroCore area. This information was recorded on our MetroCore Quilt boards. When reviewing the game boards, we realized that they only captured a part...

Innovative Rethinking
Transportation Roundtable Emerging Theme: Innovative Rethinking

Throughout the seven roundtables, there were several ideas that resonated across groups. Out of these, we were able to identify three central themes.  Our third theme is the need for innovative rethinking of how our overall transportation system operates. This includes the rethinking our current systems of governance...

Quality as a Priority
Transportation Roundtable Emerging Theme: Quality as a Priority

Throughout the seven roundtables, there were several ideas that resonated across groups. Out of these, we were able to identify three central themes.  The second theme is the need to place quality as a priority when planning our transportation system.  “Place Matters” is a common theme amongst...