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We received hundreds of great ideas about how you would enhance the quality of life in your city! Take a look below at the ideas from across the country. We Are Cities is now distilling the ideas we’ve received and developing the cities action agenda based on this and other input we've gathered, so stay tuned!


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Category: Built and Natural Environment / Environnement naturel et bâti

Support & Fund Active Transportation and Better Public Transit

Infrastructure, both built and green, should be in support of active transportation and would create safer roads for pedestrians, cyclists and drivers alike. Much more work and funding needs to go towards creating a more inclusive public transportation system where there is reliable and affordable public transportation and safe bicycling paths to promote a healthier and affordable means of transportation other than the ...more »

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Category: Social Inclusion / Inclusion sociale

Poverty Reduction

Create strategies and partnerships with senior levels of government, local government and NGOs to address poverty in the city. There must be a more collaborative, effective and sustainable approach in figuring out how to help break the vicious cycle of poverty people often get stuck in.

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Category: Other / Autre

Living Forum for Food Policy & Strategy

This idea is about generating, animating and activating new scalable food policies, food strategies and food systems plans for our Canadian cities and regions from from unsanctioned pop-up gardens and sanctioned community food forests to citizen-led food cart outlets and city-led public markets. Through urban interventions existing and proposed food policies, strategies and plans will be daylighted through scaleable ...more »

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Category: Built and Natural Environment / Environnement naturel et bâti

Renata Project

Renata Project is a very large project encompassing the World and 100 years to reach that scale. Fortunately the starting steps are complementary to ideas for improving our cities now. Please visit www.RenataProject.com and read my book section (25 minutes) and look at the videos and the supporting links. Renata does not require major Government involvement.

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Category: Economies / Économie

Spur economic diversity

In order to spur economic diversification, create green jobs, encourage installations of renewable power, incentivize use of public transit we must set a target of being carbon neutral by 2040. We should advocate for revenue neutral - not into general revenue but BC's model of cutting income and corporate taxes could be expanded by giving a portion of the revenue to energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. Submitted ...more »

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Category: Built and Natural Environment / Environnement naturel et bâti

Protect our Riparian Areas at all costs

In order to protect our natural resources we must guard our riparian areas to improve and guard water quality (the lifeline to all cities). We need to educate citizens about essential water resources and water sheds. We must increase set-backs from water bodies. No development or infrastructure should be allowed around water bodies.

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Social Connections in Neighbourhoods

In order to improve social connections in neighbourhoods we must install neighourhood gathering places that engage the community - community gardens; better utilizing the schools and community centres - making them gathering hubs in the evenings. We need to eliminate front drive garages, increase sidewalks (numbers and width), add benches. Have local shopping and higher density housing (especially multi- generational ...more »

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Category: Innovation / Innovation

Improve access to green buildings

We need to revise city regulations to remove the barriers to implementing green technology. We require policies that support green technologies and must educate our city council and city bureaucrats about the direct benefits of green technologies.

 

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Transit efficiency

In order to improve transit efficiency we must initiate forecasting rather than reaction planning. We need well established transportation corridors as well as frequent feeder buses from transportation hubs. An example is what they do in Curitiba Brazil.

 

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Manage Change

In order to manage change we must be much better at anticipating needs. Long term and short term planning are crucial. We need to involve people who will be affected and make sure we know the costs.

 

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Category: Built and Natural Environment / Environnement naturel et bâti

Needs for Aging Populations

We need to anticipate the future demographics and plan our cities with aging in mind. We need well planned communities that has transportation, health care, recreation, and shopping all within walking distance.Housing would be more compact (small), sustainably built and affordable.

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Aging in Place

In order to support aging in place, services are needed for seniors to live independently for as long as they are safe to do so. There must be funding from all levels of government to help cover costs for those who are not able to afford the services.

 

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