Planning Together: Becoming an 8-80 City by 2030

Event Overview

Planning Together focused on strategizing and planning for Vancouver to be an “8 to 80” city, where communities are built to be accessible for everyone from 8 to 80 years old.

The Climate Action Mobilizers hosted this hybrid event in partnership with the City of Vancouver Seniors Advisory Committee (SAC) and Transportation Advisory Committee (TRAC), bringing together seniors-serving organizations and many others to address the need for sustainable and accessible transportation options.

This convening event discussed the lessons learned during last summer’s heat dome in terms of emergency transportation that evolved organically on the ground, and how those lessons might develop into a concrete solution this season. There was a focus on creating an integrated seniors transportation response network that includes community-based shuttle services delivered by seniors-serving organizations.

Panelists included Katia Tynan from the City of Vancouver, Chris Chan from Translink, Jeannie Furmanek from South Vancouver Neighbourhood House, and Dr. Beverley Pitman from United Way of British Columbia.

Event Outcomes

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Twitter Engagement

Key quotes from panelists and other speakers, live-Tweeted by Climate Action Mobilizers during the event:

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