As part of the Re-Imagine Downtown Vancouver initiative, we interviewed a cross-section of people who share a passion for our city’s downtown to feature in our inspiration video.
Reviewing the interview transcripts, we realized that we had recorded a lot of great ideas and stories that didn’t make it into the final cut of the video. To ensure that these ideas and stories didn’t get lost, we will be sharing them with you in a series of posts.
Here is our interview with Shea O’Neil, Assistant to the Director of the SFU Centre for Dialogue.
What does downtown Vancouver mean to you?
As someone who grew up in Delta, downtown Vancouver is exciting. The people, the buildings, the parks, the ocean. And I’m now happy to call Vancouver my home.
What excites you about the future of downtown Vancouver?
…the beautiful scenery, from its goals for 100% renewable energy, waste reduction targets and a world-class transportation system.
I’m excited about the potential for Vancouver to become the best city in the world to live and work—and the greenest city in the world. From the beautiful scenery, from its goals for 100% renewable energy, waste reduction targets and a world-class transportation system.
How do you think the downtown Vancouver experience should look, taste and feel in the future?
I think it should be buzzing with people and excitement. It should have the taste of different foods from cultures from around the world. It should be inclusive and welcoming for everyone to enjoy all that downtown Vancouver has to offer.
It should be inclusive and welcoming for everyone to enjoy all that downtown Vancouver has to offer.