I’m reaching out to extend a special invitation to you to join a roundtable on the future of Canadian cities. Bus Riders of Saskatoon have recently joined We Are Cities (wearecities.ca), a campaign to create a new vision and action plan for how we can build livable cities – exciting and healthy places for all Canadians to live, work and play. This roundtable will be through a transit lens.
Canada’s future quality of life and prosperity are directly tied to the health and vitality of our cities. For too long decision-makers have ignored our urban areas – implementing policies that hurt cities and the people who live in and around them. 80% of Canadians live in urban areas. Whether downtown, in a suburb, or in a rural area nearby, we all benefit when our cities work.
We are hosting a roundtable to generate a set of ideas that will be put forward for the action plan. Roundtables are happening in cities in every province and territory across the country this spring.
Convening this group is also a great opportunity to find alignment and opportunities to work closely and more effectively together as we collectively work to make our city thrive.
This campaign needs your help, and we would be so happy if you would join us for a roundtable. There is limited registration (30 people) as the toolkit is designed for 10-30 people.
June 11, 2015 at 6:00 pm–8:30 pm
Meewasin Valley Authority (402 Third Ave South)
Use the blue side door, accessible from the parking lot rather than the front door of the building. Ring the door bell when you have arrived and someone will be there to let you in.
The #6 and #1 stop right across the street (19th Street), but the Meewasin Valley Centre is also a 6 minute walk from the downtown terminal.
More information on the campaign: http://www.wearecities.ca/
Feel free to contact me with any questions.