Dream Vancouver – The Next Stage

Dream VancouverDream Vancouver started with a simple idea - that citizens, not politicians or bureaucrats know what's really best for their community.

Over the past year and a half, we have brought people together to discuss their public policy ideas and priorities for the City of Vancouver.

Dream Vancouver has hosted and listened to:

The objective of Dream Vancouver was to get people to participate in dreaming about our city. After receiving feedback from over 3,000 Vancouverites, those of us at Think City believe it's time to turn those dreams into action. We are ending Dream Vancouver and launching four new projects based on what you told us. Those four projects are:

Dream 15 - an advocacy campaign that will promote the adoption and implementation of the Think City's fifteen policy solutions on affordable housing, transportation and citizen engagement.

Car-free Crossing - an exploration of alternative options for crossing False Creek – for people, not cars.

Where I Live - a neighbourhood mapping project for citizens by citizens.

Think Housing - a new approach to creating affordable housing for low and middle-income Vancouverites.

Thanks to all of you who participated in the Dream Vancouver process. I invite you to get involved with our new projects. Go to our volunteer page and indicate which projects interest you in the "comments" field.

Also, stay tuned for a new Dream Vancouver conference next year. In 2010, we are planning another public participation event to get your ideas about the priorities for Vancouver as a post-Olympic city.

Dream Vancouver has been incredible for all of us at Think City. We have been truly inspired by the tremendous support we have gotten for Dream Vancouver. It shows how much Vancouver citizens care for their city.

Thanks again for all your support of Dream Vancouver. Keep dreaming!

Kera McArthur
Chair, Dream Vancouver