Reshaping Vancouver Five Minutes at a Time

Comments 1 by Rebecca Bollwitt

A few weeks ago I got the heads up about re:place Magazine. It’s an amazing local site that shares stories, thoughts, discussions and ideals about Vancouver’s ever-changing urban landscape.

Mission Statement:
To be a forum for discussion on relevant issues pertaining to Greater Vancouver’s public spaces and urban landscape.
To educate citizens about the workings of the public realm, and to encourage interaction and engagement in cities.
To explore the ever-changing look and dynamic of Greater Vancouver.

They’re having a re: connect event tonight at The End Cafe (on Commercial Drive, right near the Skytrain station) with a super all-star cast.

  • Robert Hackett – Campaign for Democratic Media
  • David Beers – The Tyee
  • Chuck Davis – The History of Metropolitan Vancouver (one of my personal Vancouver History mentors, that I would really like to meet someday)
  • Andrew Pask – Vancouver Public Space Network
  • Karen Quinn Fung – Independent initiative (Karen recently organized the Skytrain Security Unconference as well as TransitCamp)
  • Jason Robinson – Sustainability Television
  • Michael Klassen – Vancouver City Planning Commission (On my radar since the “Vancouver Blogger” Google battle pre-Northern Voice)
  • Presenters will have five minutes to share personal or group initiatives, ideas or projects and that will be followed by a Q&A session. Things kick off at 7:00pm, admission is free and everyone is welcome to attend although please be sure to RSVP to contributors [at] regardingplace [dot] com.

    This would totally be a not-to-miss event for me however I have already have an engagement tonight at the Vancouver Aquarium. I’m certainly going to keep my eyes on these re:connect events in the future.

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    1. LeszekWednesday, December 3rd, 2008 — 4:10pm PST

      Hello Miss 604,

      I just noticed you spreading the word about our first big event and just wanted to say thanks! I’m a frequent visitor of your site and have enjoyed it for a while now.

      It’s shaping up to be an exciting event and too bad you can’t make it, but we hope to have more of these in the near future.

      All the best!

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