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False Creek Flats planning workshop: food for thought – leveraging existing assets to define excellence in a sustainable urban food system

This is the fourth in a series of six introductory workshops designed to help frame the conversations in the False Creek Flats planning process. These workshops will help identify the big questions that we need to address for a successful plan, as well as begin to brainstorm potential solutions to the challenges and opportunities in the area.

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Date and time

June 18 2015, 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

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National Works Yard, 701 National Avenue



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Workshop theme

False Creek Flats is home to a number of individuals, non-profit organizations, and businesses that play a vital role in enhancing all aspects of the food system from seed to waste.

By maximizing space for a range of uses, this area continues to evolve and become increasingly important for the city.

This results in a number of enhanced benefits in the Flats and beyond, such as:

  • Strengthening community connectedness
  • Capacity-building
  • Local economic development
  • Increased access for healthy food throughout the city

Vancouver takes a food system approach to policy and planning that involves all aspects of the food system, including production, processing and distribution, food access, and waste management.

  • How can the False Creek Flats planning process strengthen the role of food in the area and expand on the existing food system?
  • What would a centre of urban food excellence look like?
  • How can the Flats promote sustainability in food linked to increased local production, processing and distribution?

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