The Symbiotic City Network Blogs are a series of posts about our events, and interviews with people from around the world whose ideas and work in some way advance the cause of understanding and creating regenerative symbiotic cities. We look forward to also hearing your comments on these interviews.

July 2013

Symbiotic Cities Workshop Series: Vancouver

Jul 3, 2013 12:54 PM
by Josh Taylor  |  Add Comment


“How can the Symbiotic Cities Network be most relevant to us as professionals?”

This is the question we asked ourselves when we convened a group of 15 planners, architects, engineers and designers at the Vancouver DIALOG studio on June 8. The group met to explore how the network can be organized most effectively, and included members of the public sector, the private sector, non-profits, and academia.

Over the course of an afternoon, we explored the following key questions:

  • What are the key functional attributes of the network?
  •  How can the network be developed to connect and leverage the skills of its members to catalyze change?

Our group worked through a series of activities including post-ups, breakouts, and discussions which came to focus on several key areas:

  • Content- having straight-forward, curated content which is relevant to our audience.
  • Tools to Build the Network- For example, Visual powerpoint slides of key points which can be downloaded and inserted into a presentation by anyone
  • A Platform to Engage- Ideas included webinars, and using the network to host local events and bring in speakers.

Over the next few weeks we will be pulling these ideas together and working to build out the website and organize future events. Thank you to everyone for attending- and stay tuned for updates!

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