03 May 2018 30Network: How will we get there?
The 30Network took over Vancouver City Hall on Saturday April 28th, 2018 to get into the nitty gritty of their projects, and fine tune their solutions to civic disengagement in Metro Vancouver. In their last session, the cohort bridged the gap between our shared vision of an engaged city, and what it will take to get there. The group came together for their fourth session to explore how to bring their projects to life on the ground by questioning their assumptions, identifying allies and breaking down the details of their projects to ensure they are inclusive, significant and sustainable.
The 30Network had a number of challenges to work through today, including: projects can be launched within 1 year for under $100,000 and can be executed by a team of four.
The 30Network was joined by the following mentors to help refine and expand their projects by discussing and critiquing their project missions as well as the ecosystems of engagement they fit into in Metro Vancouver: Paul Hendren (Voter Outreach, City of Vancouver), Juliana Buitenhuis (City of North Vancouver), Murray Mollard (Executive Director of the North Shore Community Resources), Trisha Dulku (Community Projects Coordinator with the Community Engagement Office at SFU), and Jeremy Stone, as well as 2017 30Network alumni & Advisory Council members Emily Rennalls (Dialog) and Aaron Lao (planner with the City of Vancouver).
Here are some snippets captured from today:
This cohort continues to amaze us with their innovative ideas and creative solutions to making change in the realms of civic engagement. Their projects are really starting to take shape and we can’t wait to see where things go next. Our next and final session will be held on May 5th at HCMA Architecture + Design, followed by our final event which is open to the public on May 16th. Get your tickets today for the final event here.
Written by Claire Crowther of CityHive