Alone Together: Connecting in the City

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SFU Public Square, in partnership with the Vancouver Foundation, hosted a weeklong community summit exploring the issues of isolation and disconnection in the urban environment. September 18-23, 2012

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The SFU Public Square ONE VOICE Music Project is an exciting initiative that harnesses the power of music, media, performance and collaboration to bridge acr. Public Square, The Power Of Music, Song One, Life Is Beautiful, Vancouver, Collaboration, The Voice, Connection, Community

SFU Public Square "One Voice"

The SFU Public Square ONE VOICE Music Project is an exciting initiative that harnesses the power of music, media, performance and collaboration to bridge acr...

Social isolation is biggest concern for residents, Vancouver survey finds Public Square, Toronto Star, Change The World, Vancouver, Canada, Community, Urban, Explore, City

Social isolation is biggest concern for residents, Vancouver survey finds

Vancouver is looking for ways to increase neighbour-to-neighbour engagement and find ways for the city to connect with its citizens and vice versa.

Protect books, not potash: let libraries open bookstores - a cool idea presented by Shirley Lew at SFU Public Square's Big Ideas event Bookstores, Libraries, Public Square, Let It Be, Reading, City, Ideas, Word Reading, Cities

Vancouver Sun

Who better to rescue our failing bookstores than the public library?

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Vital Signs Home • Vital Signs 2019

How are British Columbians making a difference in their communities? In July 2019, Vancouver Foundation surveyed 7,980 British Columbians to learn more about the state of community participation across the province. Our goal was to delve deeper into the various ways people are contributing to their communities and what the differences are between generations. How […]

Please disturb signs, a creation of the SFU Design Group Change The World, Knock Knock, Vancouver, Connection, Let It Be, Group, Signs, Feelings, City

“Please Disturb” • Alone, Together, in Vancouver

Last week I spent four days at a brilliant conference in Vancouver called Alone Together. It was all about “Connecting in the City”, and participants explored themes of urban isolation…

 Try asking friends to leave cellphones at the door at your next get together Public Square, Family Guy, Friends, City, Amigos, Cities, Boyfriends, True Friends

Smartphones interrupting real-time conversations? Try asking friends to leave cellphones at the door at your next get together

 Between the ages of 15 and Check out the Our Voices: Youth Building A Connected City conference Community Art, Vancouver, Conference, The Voice, Youth, City, Building, Check, Buildings

Our Voices: Youth Building A Connected City

Eventbrite - SFU Public Square presents Our Voices: Youth Building A Connected City - Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia. Find event and ticket information.

In many ways, Vancouver is a model of inclusion — and we see the benefits all around us. Our diversity Public Square, Outdoor Furniture Sets, Outdoor Decor, Diversity, Vancouver, Environment, Patio, Urban, Explore

Tackling isolation starts at home

In many ways, Vancouver is a model of inclusion — and we see the benefits all around us. Our diversity makes Vancouver more competitive, opening doors for us in the global marketplace. Our streets are more vibrant, our arts and culture scene is more dynamic, and our city is more livable.