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Our First Blogger Meet up

Jan 22, 2010

We had our first blogger meet up on Wednesday at the Roundhouse Community Centre. This project, which won a Gold Nugget Grand Award and the Lieutenant Governor’s award, was the perfect place to host our Vancouver meet up as we did the architectural design and heritage redevelopment. We had a great time meeting a great group of diverse bloggers — conversations around the room included local transit + planning ideas, the Southeast False Creek neighborhood, US politics, energy districts, the olympics, and even fashion.

The goal of the meetup was not only to learn more about some of our local bloggers, but also to continue the dialogue we started back in June when we produced the Great Urban Debate (Seattle vs. Vancouver). Instead of comparing Seattle vs Vancouver, however, we hope to facilitate conversation between cities in the Pacific Northwest, including Portland. We believe this will enable us to discuss important issues while getting feedback from those that are local, as well as our urban city counterparts.

As we continue our blogger meet ups, we invite any bloggers who attended or who write about Vancouver to join us for the Seattle meet up, scheduled for Wednesday, February 17th (more details coming soon). A big thanks also goes out our social media consultants at Banyan Branch for helping organize and run the event.

 Thanks to all those who attended, including Capsule Designs, Planning Pool, Yaletown.ca, Pricetags, Thirteen Cent Pinball, Stephen Rees, City Caucus, Just a Gwai Lo, Counti8.ca, Re:placeFashion Forward 40, and others. 

We look forward to continuing the conversation.