Resource roundup from Living Together Symposium

Thank you so much for joining us for this series of conversations.

Thank you again for joining us at Living Together!

We are pleased to share the videos and slides from the symposium as well as resources and links from our event partners.

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From Happy Cities

Learning from community housing movements: Six principles for building happier homes – check out the first in this four-part series on learning from community housing, which digs into six key principles of ‘sociable design’ through three typical building space types: lobbies, circulation spaces, and amenity rooms.

From Vancouver Coastal Health

Heat check-in support framework for NGOs (PDF)  – This new in-depth VCH resource on doing check-ins during extreme heat events can be used by non-professional people like neighbours, building managers and staff and volunteers at community organizations. Please check it out and share it widely.

Take (and share) the COVID-19 SPEAK survey  – This survey from the BC Centre for Disease Control asks how the pandemic has affected you and your family and is intended to help inform interventions to help prevent further impacts on our social, economic, physical, and mental health, well-being, and resiliency.

Links from the presenters (in order of appearance)

From the Hey Neighbour Collective

Hey Neighbour Collective evidence backgrounder  – This is the first in a series, focusing on the research around the importance of neighbourly social connectedness.

Developing Truly Complete Communities: Social equity, social connectedness and multi-unit housing in an age of public health and climate crises  – A discussion paper produced as part of public consultations on Metro 2050, this region’s next growth strategy. In it are six key recommendations that could be relevant for any municipality that cares about these issues.

We are so pleased that you were able to join us – in person or by online video – for this series of conversations, and we hope you keep in touch and stay connected with us.

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