City of Vancouver

Competition heats up for Greenest City Ideas Slam event

As part of Vancouver’s Talk Green to Us campaign, four of the most popular and innovative ideas posted to the City’s web forum have been chosen as finalists to be pitched to an expert panel for...

Growing communities with community gardens

The single most common question from those visiting the Davie Village Community Gardens during the Olympics was, “How did you guys do this?” How its done is through community integration.

Mike Magee then and now

I stumbled across Mike Magee shortly after 2001.  In Vancouver’s non-profit world his reputation as a go-to guy was gold, and his name was whispered among friends in amazement.  The first...

Inspiring cycling in Vancouver and the Tour de France

During the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, Canadians showed an unprecedented amount of national pride and enthusiasm for competitive sports. With the City of Vancouver currently focusing on making...

Statement from Mayor Robertson on Pickton ruling

OFFICE OF THE MAYOR July 30, 2010 Statement from Mayor Robertson on Pickton ruling “Today’s decision by the Supreme Court of Canada once again brings a horrific tragedy to light. Our thoughts and...

Let's follow Norway to become the greenest city in the world

The City of Vancouver recently launched the website Talk Green to Us and set out 10 ambitious goals to make itself the greenest city in the world. One goal (number four) specifically focuses on green...

Vancouver launches consultation on downtown bike lane and ridership on Dunsmuir sets new record

The City of Vancouver invites public input on the development of a separated bike lane in the Downtown core to connect existing lanes and provide greater separation between cyclists and vehicles....

The City of Vancouver wants your help in building the greenest city in the world

Through the launch of the new website, Vancouver citizens have the opportunity to tell the City what they want to see.

Let's make Vancouver the Bike Capital of the world

The main setback that bicycle commuters in Vancouver face is the lack of well-maintained and safe roads. Most bike routes in the city are just wider roads that are designed to accomodate both cars...

Project Orange Thumb builds Vancouver community garden in one day

Vancouver's newest community garden in Grandview-Woodland gets off the ground with help from Project Orange Thumb.