From the invitation:
As many of you are aware, the City of Vancouver is developing a multi-purpose greenway along Carrall Street to better connect Chinatown, the Downtown Eastside and Gastown neighbourhoods, link the False Creek seawall to the future Burrard Inlet seawall, and to create new opportunities for community revitalization. With Council approval granted in 2005, construction is expected to start later this year.
The Carrall Street Greenway represents a great opportunity for the community renewal and neighbourhood building. The forum will provide a venue for residents, business owners, community groups, property owners, city staff and others to explore and discuss new opportunities for social enterprises, small businesses, public art, community events and environmental features along the greenway. With facilitated small group discussion tables and presentations on some related initiatives in the area, some of the questions the forum will explore include:
How can the greenway support new and emerging social enterprises?
How can existing businesses along the greenway better support one another?
What kinds of public art should be included along the greenway and where?
What kind of exciting and innovative community uses and events could the street support?
How could you, your organization or your business contribute to making the Carrall Street Greenway a model for sustainability and dynamic community revitalization?
Sponsored by the Carrall Street Greenway Stewardship Group and the City of Vancouver.
If you were able to attend this event at Centre A on Tuesday March 7th, please add your comments after this post.