Highlights from Roundtable 1: Public Spaces + Community Services

03 Nov Highlights from Roundtable 1: Public Spaces + Community Services

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

On November 3, 2015, the DVA held its first 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 public spaces and community services perspective.

The November 3 roundtable hosted by PWL Partnership brought together participants involved in creating vibrant neighbourhoods 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.

Key Takeaways: Public Spaces + Community Services

  1. Build and facilitate opportunities for shared reflection and inspiration. Cities need to integrate diversity while facilitating fulfilment as part of community health.
  2. Health/wellness = More gathering, less movement in public spaces = More public life, more conviviality. Human beings are corporal and require space for movement, exercise, life.
  3. Spaces that respond to and respect the social fabric of a city and serve to propel a culture of inclusivity.