Vancouver is a city of neighbourhoods. These diverse communities have a history of neighbours working together to achieve common objectives.
Vancouver has become one of the world's most admired cities in part because of its 'livable city' planning process. But, the process has broken, and is no longer working. Council should work with communities as partners using an updated citizen centred 'livable city' planning process to create thriving, sustainable, walkable neighbourhoods. All community and business stakeholders have important roles to play in making this process work.