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DVA Community Health and Well-Being Timeline 2015-2016

November to December 2015, 7 Roundtables on Health & Well-Being through lens of each of 7 topics: Public Realm, Community, Economy, Food, Housing, Transportation, Substance Abuse. Since then the DVA process, in addition to monthly Board meetings, has been as follows: December 10, 2015: DVA AGM...

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...

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...

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.