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Jan 25 – Digital Futures Jam, Vancouver – FREE
Collaborating with OpenMedia.ca, this second design jam of 2014 will explore how matters of digital access, choice and affordability affect our daily lives, and propose solutions that put people first.
Jan 29 – West End Clothing Swap – FREE
Presented by The Sharing Project and the Gordon Neighbourhood House, this community sharing event includes not only a clothing swap but also a presentation of The Sharing Project's recent research into the Sharing Economy in Vancouver, plus ideation about how to create new sharing initiatives in the West End. Part of The Sharing Tour of events across Vancouver aimed to help communities share more. RSVP
Jan 30 – Youth City Lab Open House & Info Session, Vancouver – FREE
Drop by the Museum of Vancouver for a free information session about its upcoming after-school program, the Youth City Lab, for youth ages 15–18. This unique program provides opportunities to work with leading designers, curators and urbanists in learning more about complex forces that affect our city. RSVP and visit teens.ecuad.ca.
Jan 30 – Carbon Talks: Living Forests and Oceans, Vancouver – FREE
The forest and marine ecosystems of BC are amongst the most effective natural carbon sinks on the planet and play an important role in addressing global warming by sequestering emissions. Join the dialogue to learn about these ecosystems with Dr. Colin Campbell and Jens Wieting (Sierra Club BC) at SFU Harbour Centre. Seating is limited.
Feb 7–8 – "Cracks in the Pavement": A placemaking workshop with Mark Lakeman, Vancouver
Placemaking pioneer Mark Lakeman returns to Vancouver to anchor and guide a nine-month placemaking course hosted by Village Vancouver, in partnership with City Commons and Living the New Economy Vancouver. This course is designed to empower and facilitate community leaders in creatively reimagining space in urban environments. The public talk by Mark is Feb 7 at SFU Woodwards. The course kicks off on Feb 8 with Mark and local permaculture educator Sara Dent. Get early bird tickets for the talk
and learn about the course at the City Commons website!
Feb 12 – Walkability Patterns in Metro Vancouver Webinar – FREE
Where are the most walkable neighbourhoods? Where is there room for improvement? How is walkability related to chronic disease prevention and sustainable environments? Find answers to these questions in a powerful dataset demonstrating variations in built environment features that support walking across the Lower Mainland. Register
Feb 14 – Songs, Sounds & Stories of Community, Gambier Island
If you’ve always wanted to perform a solo act, learn how to hold a guitar, compose a story or record a sound, this is the place to do it. No judgement. Total support. And a lot of fun. Read more about transportation and costs on the Community Catalysts website, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.