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Thank you to all that participated in the amazingly successful, 3-day, Village Vision and Vancouver Island University Design Visioning Workshop!

18 students from VIU's Master of Community Planning program worked with members of the community to develop four different design concepts for the future of the village core. Community events each evening provided on-going feedback informing the evolving concepts. Many visionary and imaginative ideas were put forward!

The Design Visioning Workshop Summary Report has now been posted on the Project Page, and the video of the final presentations is on the Meetings Page.

 

Who are we?

We are a committee of volunteers interested in facilitating a community-led plan for the future of Gabriola's Village core. We hope that through grassroots initiative, open dialogue and collaboration, we will develop a long-term vision that supports our community's diverse and unique interests, cultures and needs.

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Thank you to all that participated in the amazingly successful, 3-day, Village Vision and Vancouver Island University Design Visioning Workshop!

18 students from VIU's Master of Community Planning program worked with members of the community to develop four different design concepts for the future of the village core. Community events each evening provided on-going feedback informing the evolving concepts. Many visionary and imaginative ideas were put forward!

The Design Visioning Workshop Summary Report has now been posted on the Project Page, and the video of the final presentations is on the Meetings Page.

 

Who are we?

We are a committee of volunteers interested in facilitating a community-led plan for the future of Gabriola's Village core. We hope that through grassroots initiative, open dialogue and collaboration, we will develop a long-term vision that supports our community's diverse and unique interests, cultures and needs.

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Students at Work - Village Vision and VIU Design Visioning Workshop September 2016

Students at Work - Village Vision and VIU Design Visioning Workshop September 2016

Image Preference Survey

Thank you to all that participated in the recent Rural Village Character Image Preference Survey. We had 182 responses, providing a wealth of input into what rural character means to Gabriolan's in the village context. The complete set of responses is posted here. We will be doing further analysis on the responses as well - stay tuned for that

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The Project


We believe that Gabriolans should be proactive in developing a
vision for the Village core and that we should have a long-term plan
reflecting the community’s values and interests regarding future uses of the area.

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The Project


We believe that Gabriolans should be proactive in developing a
vision for the Village core and that we should have a long-term plan
reflecting the community’s values and interests regarding future uses of the area.

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Village Vision/VIU Design Visioning Workshop


Over the past 2 years, the Village Vision committee, in accordance with its mission to facilitate a grass roots, community-led planning process for the future of Gabriola's village core have organized a number of community workshops.  These workshops have been designed to develop the basis for a long-term plan for the village core reflecting our community's values and interests.  They have covered a range of topics: how to frame the project, land use, housing, water and waste management, and creating byways and people places.

 

On September 7, 8 and 9, 20 VIU Master of Community Planning Students, VIU faculty members and Village Vision committee members held a Design Visioning Workshop at Agi Hall.  Four teams developed visionary concepts and designs for the village core area based on community input from the Village Vision workshops.  The public was invited to participate at an event on each of the 3 days: September 7, 6:30-8:30 pm - a presentation by Dr. David Witty "Rural Villages - Rural by Design" followed by a Community Ideas Workshop; September 8, 6:00 - 7:00 pm - Community Drop-in - an opportunity for the public to discuss the works in progress; and September 9, 5:30 – 7:00pm - Final Presentations by each of the design teams.

 

This three-day Design Visioning Workshop is a significant event and will move the Village Vision project to the "next level" - we nowhave actual designs for further review and comment!  Continued public participation and input are crucial to the success of the Workshop.

Village Vision/VIU Design Visioning Workshop


Over the past 2 years, the Village Vision committee, in accordance with its mission to facilitate a grass roots, community-led planning process for the future of Gabriola's village core have organized a number of community workshops.  These workshops have been designed to develop the basis for a long-term plan for the village core reflecting our community's values and interests.  They have covered a range of topics: how to frame the project, land use, housing, water and waste management, and creating byways and people places.

 

On September 7, 8 and 9, 20 VIU Master of Community Planning Students, VIU faculty members and Village Vision committee members held a Design Visioning Workshop at Agi Hall.  Four teams developed visionary concepts and designs for the village core area based on community input from the Village Vision workshops.  The public was invited to participate at an event on each of the 3 days: September 7, 6:30-8:30 pm - a presentation by Dr. David Witty "Rural Villages - Rural by Design" followed by a Community Ideas Workshop; September 8, 6:00 - 7:00 pm - Community Drop-in - an opportunity for the public to discuss the works in progress; and September 9, 5:30 – 7:00pm - Final Presentations by each of the design teams.

 

This three-day Design Visioning Workshop is a significant event and will move the Village Vision project to the "next level" - we nowhave actual designs for further review and comment!  Continued public participation and input are crucial to the success of the Workshop.