Greenest City Conversations is an innovative, interdisciplinary and wide-scale research project aimed at developing multiple channels for public engagement on sustainability policies. Its two main goals are to:
- Facilitate discussion, solicit and analyze public attitudes and opinions on, and support for, a variety of sustainability policies; and
- Provide a comprehensive understanding of the content and impacts (both qualitative and quantitative) of different modes of public engagement (“channels“)
It will serve as a pilot project for potential future applications in other jurisdictions and at other scales.
How do different modes of interactive, large-scale public engagement impact Vancouver residents’ and stakeholders’ willingness to engage in discussion of, and support for collective action on sustainability (in the form of particular public policy and complementary citizen initiatives connected to the City of Vancouver’s Greenest City initiative?
b) How do different modes of engagement affect the views of participants with respect to certain Greenest City goals, concepts and proposed policies?
Greenest City Conversations is a two-year public engagement action research partnership being undertaken under a Memorandum of Understanding between UBC and the City of Vancouver. Learn more about the City of Vancouver’s Greenest City initiative.