What happened in 2011 that most affected city dwellers?
Last week I discussed the Vancouver Courier's newsmaker story where six subjects – the riot, the hockey finals, the casino proposal, the election, the Occupy Vancouver encampment and social media influence – were shortlisted among as their top news subjects. They were all certainly headline grabbing topics for Vancouverites. But what about the region, or the rest of Canada? Why even stop there?
As someone who is extremely interested in the topic of cities, I'd like to know what the big story for 2011 was that affected cities, and why. I've begun to survey a number of local media and opinion leaders for their viewpoint on this question, asking that they provide a brief response (a couple of sentences will suffice) by the end of Tuesday, December 27th.
I appreciate that this is a challenging time of year to get anyone to focus their mind, which is why I've not set the bar very high. I'll take every response I get and compile it in a year-end blog post next week.
I invite readers also to contribute as well. Leave a comment below, or email me if you'd like. I'm very interested in what you all have to say.
Cheers, and best wishes for the upcoming holiday season.