Children and Livable Cities
A hallmark of a socially sustainable city is that it is inclusive of residents of all ages and incomes. Low-wage poverty is a key challenge to creating livable cities, especially in places where the cost of living is as high as Vancouver.
The upcoming Children and Livable Cities Forum will explore methods for engaging families struggling with low-wage poverty within their communities. Photography and other forms of expression will be used as tools for documenting the stories of low-wage workers, and for initiating dialogue around living wages.
The forum is part of the Living Wage for Families Campaign, which is hosted by First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition.
The Children and Livable Cities Forum takes place at the Exhibition Hall at the Roundhouse Community Centre (181 Roundhouse Mews) on Friday, September 14 from 10am–3pm. Participation is free.
[Top Image: Leaving the Playground by Flickr user *clairity*]