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Mobility as Essential Infrastructure [pm]
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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Metro Vancouver Mobility Subsidies

The hidden costs of transportation in Metro Vancouver Travelers pay a portion of their transportation costs: from an individual’s purchase of a bike, to a bridge toll paid by a trucking company, to a fare for a bus ride. Still, user payments do not cover the costs of...

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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...

Across the Board Investments
Tranportation Roundtable Emerging Theme: Across the Board Investments

Throughout the seven roundtables, there were several ideas that resonated across groups. Out of these, we were able to identify three central themes.  The first theme that we identified is the elephant in the room—the need for across the board investments in our transportation system. This cant...

DVA Metrocore Transportation Rountables Quilt
DVA Transporation Rountable MetroCore Quilt Boards

The purpose of the DVA Transportation Roundtables was to develop a shared discourse regarding city building and transportation infrastructure 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 tool...

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Highlights from Roundtable 7: Transportation

Connecting the Dots: Towards a Transportation Referendum… On November 13, 2014, the DVA held the final in a series of seven Metrocore Quilting workshops (or roundtables) looking at the connection between transportation and some of the key components of successful city-making. The goal is to generate a “quilt” of insights leading to...

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Transportation Roundtable Roundup—Nov 25
Over the past 3 months, the DVA has hosted a series of working roundtables looking at several aspects of the transportation in the Vancouver's Metrocore area. These roundtables explored aspirations for the future of Vancouver's MetroCore from a broad cross section of businesses, associations and individuals with a stake in the downtown region. Their aspirations are impacted in some way by the upcoming transportation referendum. It is now time to share what we have heard and outline our next steps.