Civic Innovators: Renovate the Public Hearing Community Event

CityHive      22 Jun 2023      Online event      Partner/affiliate event

6:30 – 8:30 p.m. | Zoom

Join CityHive’s Civic Innovators: Renovate the Public Hearing cohort as they present their final projects on how to improve the public hearing!

Do you ever wonder who decides what gets built, where, and why it’s the size it is?

Do you ever wonder why some neighbourhoods are all single-family homes while others are highrises, shops, and duplexes?

Did you know you get to be part of that conversation?

Public Hearings are undergoing a renovation and we want you to see what we have come up with!


Since April the Civic Innovators, a group of youth (ages 18-30) from across the province of B.C., have been hard at work coming up with entirely new systems of governance and making recommendations on how to improve the public hearing process.

After learning about public hearings from a variety of stakeholders from non-profits, former city councillors, current mayors, and active citizens, they then broke into groups to improve our current structures. It’s time to share these recommendations with the public!

Join us on Thursday, June 22, 2023 from 6:30-8:30 to learn about how we can Renovate the Public Hearing.


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  • Date: June 22, 2023
  • Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
  • Where: Zoom
  • Cost: Free


The Plan

  • 6:30-6:35: Zoom room opens
  • 6:35 – 6:45: Opening remarks from CityHive
  • 6:45 – 8:30: Presentations and Q&A period.


A Bit More About CityHive:


CityHive is a Metro Vancouver-based nonprofit organization on a mission to transform the way that young people are engaged in shaping their cities: in city planning, decision-making processes and urban sustainability issues.

As a youth-led and youth-run organization, we harness the energy, experiences, and perspectives of youth to create projects and solutions to make our cities more sustainable and resilient. We also work with civic institutions to make their youth engagement more meaningful and inclusive.

This program is being offered as a collaboration between CityHive and the SFU Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue’s Renovate the Public Hearing initiative.

We would like to acknowledge the financial and institutional support of SFU’s Center for Dialogue Renovate the Public Hearing Initiative.