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Background: Vancouver's Playbook and VanPlay Smart City Talk series

The Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation is developing Vancouver's Playbook, a new master plan to guide the delivery of vibrant parks and recreation over the next 25 years.

The VanPlay Smart City Talks series in fall 2017 was a collaboration between:

  • The Park Board
  • The Urbanarium Society
  • UBC School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture

The talks brought together some of the world’s leading thinkers on public space and urban issues to explore the way we connect, play, and explore in cities.

Full report and survey

About Vancouver's Playbook

By City of Vancouver

Through the VanPlay process, we’ll arrive at a strategy to guide our parks and recreation system over the next 25 years! We’re focusing on these six key themes to get the conversation started:

VanPlay Smart City Talks series

By City of Vancouver

 

  • VanPlay Smart City Talks series

    By City of Vancouver

    The VanPlay Smart City Talks series brought together some of the world’s leading thinkers on public space and urban issues to engage in a dialogue with Vancouver residents.

  • Community + Vision

    By City of Vancouver

    As the first lecture of our series, we opened the floor to some of Vancouver's thinkers on the theme of community and vision. Watch this talk

  • Space + Equity

    By City of Vancouver

    Our second lecture of this series looked into spatial distribution, access, and equity dimensions of parks and public spaces with two speakers and a moderated Q&A. Watch this talk

  • Ecology + Nature

    By City of Vancouver

    In the third lecture of this series, we explored the ecological and environmental sustainability dimensions of parks and public spaces in urban environments with two leading experts and a moderated Q&A. Watch this talk

  • Celebration + Diversity

    By City of Vancouver

    In the fourth lecture of this series, we looked into the role of parks and public spaces in providing spaces and opportunities for celebration, collective or individual sense of joy, inclusion, and diversity. There was an opening lecture and a keynote lecture, followed by a moderated Q&A with three dynamic women. Watch this talk

  • Resilience + Wellbeing

    By City of Vancouver

    In the fifth and final lecture of this series, we brought five renowned speakers together in a panel format to explore the ways our parks and public space system created resilience and wellbeing in our communities. Panelists presentded their topics, followed by a moderated discussion with the audience. Watch this talk

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