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Urban Challenges Forum 5 (January 17, 2017)—Riverfront Remake: What Vision is the City Crafting, and for Whom?

Peer reviewed: 
No, item is not peer reviewed.
Date created: 
2017-11-15
Abstract: 

New Westminster’s most significant cultural, economic and natural asset, the riverfront, is slated for major change. How is the city going to balance history, housing, business and tourism, while creating a vibrant and welcoming space for all? Watch the videos below to see how this discussion took shape at the Urban Challenges Forum on January 17, 2018.

 

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Video

Urban Challenges Forum 4 (November 15, 2017)—Truth and Reconciliation: Cities and Citizens

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No, item is not peer reviewed.
Date created: 
2017-11-15
Abstract: 

Truth and Reconciliation is spoken about a lot, but what does it actually mean for cities and individual citizens? Learn some uncomfortable truths of New Westminster history, how the city is responding to Truth and Reconciliation, and why it’s the responsibility of all citizens to effect change.

 

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Video

Urban Challenges Forum 3 (October 18, 2017)—The Cost of Moving People and Goods: Who Pays?

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No, item is not peer reviewed.
Date created: 
2017-10-18
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Transportation infrastructure is a hot button topic in Metro Vancouver. Paying for transit, bridges, tunnels, roads and moving goods and people costs money. So, who pays for it all? How will mobility pricing work in the City of New Westminster? How will the cost affect the average consumer? Watch the videos from the Urban Challenges Forum 3 to learn how this part of a bigger conversation unfolded at this Urban Challenges Forum.

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Video

Urban Challenges Forum 2 (March 30, 2017)—Fentanyl: Breaking the Cycle

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No, item is not peer reviewed.
Date created: 
2017-03-30
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The fentanyl crisis is new, but the opioid crisis is not. Watch the videos below to learn about how fentanyl fits within a pattern of opioid crises that goes back to the 1970s; the overlapping issues of homelessness, addiction, mental illness and criminality; how police are responding and the ethical challenges they face; and long-term solutions based on a practical understanding of the larger issues.

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Video

Urban Challenges Forum Session 1 - Housing: What Have We Done?

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No, item is not peer reviewed.
Date created: 
2017-03-09
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This public forum provided a hard look at the political, historical and social roots of the homelessness crisis in Canada and the Metro Vancouver region and explored how our perception of housing has shifted from home to commodity. Also discussed was how the City of New Westminster has emerged as a leader in fighting homelessness.

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Video

Bringing the Neighbours into Infill

Peer reviewed: 
No, item is not peer reviewed.
Date created: 
2016
Abstract: 

Bringing the Neighbours Into Infill provides analysis of two case studies of innovative public engagment processes in the Metro Vancouver region, both of which resulted in a significant change in resident attitudes toward infill and smaller housing development. 

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Report
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Bringing the Neighbourhood into Infill

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No, item is not peer reviewed.
Date created: 
2016
Abstract: 

This report provides an overview of the Bringing the Neighbourhood Into Infill partnership project, its motivation, key priority messages, and next steps. It also presents the results of a representative sample survey of Metro Vancouver residents on their attitudes toward infill development.

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Report
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