On Sunday, May 6, 2012 100’s of neighbours, planners and city thinkers explored their neighbourhoods as part of the annual Jane’s Walk Vancouver, which I co-ordinated. Jane’s Walk are yearly, community-led walking tours that take place in neighbourhoods across the worlds in honour of the late urbanist Jane Jacobs.
Among the nearly 30 walks that took place, there were three special walks that were co-hosted by the City of Vancouver, Museum of Vancouver (MOV), and Spacing Magazine in the three neighbourhoods where community plan updates are taking place: Marpole, the West End and Grandview-Woodland.
On June 19, 2012, the MOV is hosting a gathering to share insights, learnings, and stories from those walks. This free public dialogue is an opportunity for participants, tour leaders, and neighborhood planners to reconvene and share their insights, learnings, and thoughts from their respective neighborhood walks. But you can attend the event, even if you didn’t take part in the walks. Indeed, it will be a great way to catch up on what you missed and a great chance to learn how you can help shape your community’s future!
The evening will kick off with “Jane’s Game”, featuring prizes, hilarity, and a chance to meet people from different neighbourhoods across the city. The local resident and urban designer walk leaders from each neighbourhood—Marpole, Grandview-Woodlands, and the West End— will recap highlights from their walks, and share brief features that make that neighbourhood unique. City planners will be on hand to answer questions about the specific Community Plans and give more details about the ongoing process.
I hope to see you there!
6:00PM – Welcome/Interactive Warmup “Jane’s Game”
6:30PM – Introductions, Neighborhood Recaps
7:30PM – Discussion
8:15PM – Wrapup & Mingling*
*cash bar and reception to follow