Alone Together: Connecting in the City Final Report
On September 18 to 23, 2012, the SFU Public Square, in partnership with the Vancouver Foundation, hosted its inaugural Community Summit, Alone Together: Connecting in the City. This report provides an overview of the Community Summit theme and purpose, an evaluation of its success in terms of progress meeting predefined objectives, and a summary of each event, including outcomes, strengths, shortcomings and lessons going forward.
Mayor’s Roundtable Dialogue Report
On September 21st, 2012 we brought 17 of Metro Vancouver’s local government officials together to discuss issues related to urban isolation, with a focus on building more vibrant and resilient communities. This report summarizes the views and ideas raised by the representatives who participated in that dialogue, including strategies for addressing social disconnection and recommendations for further areas of inquiry.
A Dialogue With Business Leaders Report
This report summarizes a discussion among Metro Vancouver's business leaders about the role that the business community should play in building community connections. The dialogue, hosted by SFU Public Square and the Vancouver Foundation, took place on September 20th, 2012.
Our Voices: Youth Building A Connected City
This summary of recommendations outlines the vision for a more vibrant and connected City inspired by participants at the Our Voices: Youth Building A Connected City Conference held on September 19th, 2012. We hope that Metro Vancouver’s decision makers and residents of all ages will consider these recommendations as they work to bring more connectivity to our neighbourhoods and communities!