Highlights from Roundtable 2: Jobs and Economy in Vibrant Neighbourhoods

18 Nov Highlights from Roundtable 2: Jobs and Economy in Vibrant Neighbourhoods

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

On November 17, 2015, the DVA held its second 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 of successful city-making. The goal is to generate a “quilt” of insights leading to inform the development of a DVA advocacy strategy on the subject of Health and Wellbeing.

…a jobs and economy in vibrant neighbourhoods perspective.

The November 17 roundtable hosted by the West End BIA brought together participants involved in creating vibrant neighbourhoods to explore the shared understanding between residents, businesses, and community organizations that can help us inform our position on health and wellbeing in Vancouver’s Metrocore.

Screen Shot 2015-11-18 at 9.59.01 AMKey Takeaways: Jobs and Economy in Vibrant Neighbourhoods

  1. Connecting to each other in social places must be nurtured to help us build stronger healthier communities with more opportunities. Sociability = Health. Risk aversion limits opportunities.
  2. Providing opportunities to enable entrepreneurship and for people to achieve their goals to foster vibrancy in our neighbourhoods.
  3. Take time and efforts to champion collaboration to celebrate diversity with everybody cohesively invested in the city. Thrive while supporting other people to thrive.