Highlights from Roundtable 4: Jobs and Innovation

Roundtable 4: Jobs and Innovation

09 Oct Highlights from Roundtable 4: Jobs and Innovation

Connecting the Dots: Towards a Transportation Referendum…

Group 4On October 9, 2014, the DVA held its fourth 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 inform the development of a DVA advocacy strategy for the Metro Vancouver Transit Referendum, expected to be held in the spring of 2015.

…a jobs and innovation perspective

The October 9th event brought together participants involved in economic development and innovation to explore the shared understanding between residents, businesses, and community organizations that can help us take effective action in improving transportation in Vancouver’s Metrocore.

Here are some of the key findings from the event.:

Key Takeaways: Jobs and Innovation

DVA Sketch - Jobs & Innovation

  • Transportation as social policy
    • Share economy with poor and homeless
    • Transportation enables community connectivity
  • Transit and civic identity
    • Robson Square as heart of the city
    • Transportation as tourism
  • Transportation’s role as an economic driver
    • High-speed rail to Seattle and San Francisco: connecting jobs from those cities
    • Making government entrepreneurial
    • Federal engagement
  • Technology drives transportation innovation
    • Inviting tech partners to participate in city building