Friday, January 7, 2011

What is the Vancouver 2.0 Initiative

Hello, my name is Gregory Esau, and the Vancouver 2.0 Initiative is a project I am developing as a means and purpose of bringing together and harnessing the under used talent, skills and abilities of the people and organizations of the Vancouver as an ongoing collaborative process to continually develop the Vancouver region as being a leading model city in meeting the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century. (whew, that's wordy)

Recently demographics tipped where as over 50% of the world's population now lives in cities. Of the challenges we face in the coming decades, creating and maintaining livable, thriving cities is going to be a major key in creating a sustainable life in the future.

What Vancouver 2.0 will become is a "creation platform" that will exist both in the online world and physical world where the people and organizations of Vancouver can co-mingle and create the collaborative culture to seed and develop innovative projects that insure Vancouver can and will be the leader in evolving the kind of city region that we will want it to be in a rapidly changing 21st century world.

We will create an online community where we can both develop deep understanding of the challenges the world, regions, peoples and organizations will face in the coming years, and also constantly create innovative solutions, projects and transformational change to address the challenges and thrive in the opportunities.  

It is an incredibly exciting project, with unlimited potential.
Anybody can participate, if you have a passion for our city and region, love the idea of learning and being part of something new and challenging, and bringing your knowledge and/or your skills to help create pool of resources where innovation and projects can emerge. We'll grow a deep and very rich network of amazing people and organizations in the process!!! It's win-win for all of us!

Keep following this space, and I will post regularly to help fill in the vision of what I want to create, and how you and/or your organization can help create it!

Gregory Esau
The Unconventional Consultant

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