In my last post, I referred to the Vancouver Public Space Network, which has done a lot to advocate for better public space in Vancouver. It was founded in 2006, and has gained significant grassroots support since then. They have eight working groups dealing with a variety of issues in that city. The volunteers who run the organization have done an amazing job in such areas as collecting data about surveillance cameras, holding design competitions for public squares and advocating for a better city during the last municipal election.
I’m interested in starting a similar organization in Victoria, but I don’t have any experience doing organizational development. I also think that the best way to start an organization like this is through teamwork and network building; that way, we can leverage diverse talents to create a strong organization.
Are you interested in helping to create a VicPSN [a working title, I’m sure]? Use the comments on this post or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll keep in touch.