Citizen mapping, an idea we’ve become very fond of at the MOV, is ‘changing the story of our lives’ according to Spacing magazine. Where traditionally, the way we visualize our surroundings has been left to government entities, community groups are coming together en masse to reconsider the way we value our mapped spaces. Did you contribute to the MOV’s Bhangra.me storymap?
For public space fanatics, a map of Vancouver’s pedestrian hotspots would likely garner a lot of interest. The Atlantic Cities shows us what photos can teach us about walkability.
Going out on a limb here, but perhaps increased walkability could also be a starting point to answer Andrew Yan’s question of “How can Vancouver change from a city of strangers into a city of citizens?” The BTA Works researcher observes that just 41% of Vancouver residents were born in BC, and this means finding common ground is a challenge.
Back to Basics? What if each little neighborhood in the city had it’s own hearty bread maker? Here’s an eye-candy-licious video of a lovely artisanal baker in the Sonoma Valley..
Vancouver’s budget is yours to decide. The City is asking for your opinions on the 2012 operating budget. Kind of nice of them to ask, hey?
In our humble opinion, increased investment into collaborative spaces, like City Studio, where innovative ideas transform waste (literally) into a greener future, would suit us just fine. In tune with this, watch out for a Vancouver Cities Summit spearheaded by the Vision team.
At the MOVeum: NEON Vancouver Curator’s Talk and Tour w/ Joan Seidl - Thursday Feb 2
Around the MOVeum: CREATIVE Mornings @ W2 w/ Gagan Deish - Friday Feb 3
+ SPACING Magazine release party at Canvas Lounge - Friday Feb 3
[photos via Vancouver Public Space Network & Illustrated Vancouver]