Richard Florida says we have to put cities and sustainable urbanization and economic development at the very top of our agendas.

Cities are at the very center of the many grand challenges we face—climate change, poverty, job creation, public health, sustainable energy, and inclusive development. Urbanization promises great things—it has the power to lift living standards, to create economic opportunity, to raise gross domestic product. But left to its own devices, it cannot deliver the goods.

The Winnipeg Foundation is sponsoring Richard Florida’s lecture for StorefrontMB’s Winnipeg Design Festival.

Thursday, September 27, 2018
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Lecture begins at 7:00 p.m.

The Winnipeg Art Gallery
300 Memorial Blvd

Tickets
$25 for the general public
$10 for students (Limited Tickets Available)

Winnipeg’s Vital Signs® 2017 is a snapshot of life in Winnipeg. It measures the vitality of our community, identifying significant needs and trends by combining research with the results of community surveys and conversations.

KEEP THE CONVERSATION GOING!

The Vital Signs® 2017 report identified four key findings and provides information about our community in 10 categories.

The Winnipeg Foundation will host Vital Conversations throughout the year, providing opportunities to continue the discussions on issues Winnipeggers identified as important to them.

Learn more about Vital Conversations

From the report emerged four key themes:

RECONCILIATION

LONG-TIME WINNIPEGGERS

ARE MORE LIKELY TO THINK OUR CITY IS DOING ENOUGH TO ADDRESS RECONCILIATION.

BELONGING

ONE
OUT OF FOUR

WINNIPEGGERS HAVE FELT UNCOMFORTABLE BECAUSE OF DISCRIMINATION.

WELL-BEING

64%

OF WINNIPEGGERS FEEL STRESS ABOUT PERSONAL FINANCES.

THE LINES THAT DIVIDE

60%

OF WINNIPEGGERS KNOW THEIR NEIGHBOURS WELL ENOUGH TO ASK FOR HELP.