These questions were generated by staff from the City of North Vancouver, North Vancouver Recreation and Culture, and the RCMP. Are you a faculty member at CapU who would like to explore one of these ideas with your class? Please contact Adele at firstname.lastname@example.org or complete this contact form. Matchmaking is currently taking place for the Fall 2020 term – don’t wait to indicate your interest!
Where indicated, the projects have been explored by a CapU course. Click on the link for more details. Ideas may be explored from a variety of perspectives and can be revisited by different classes over time.
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DATA SHARING & ENGAGEMENT
|How can financial plans be translated into being more resident friendly?|
|How can the city and other civic or non-profit organizations |
share data among agencies and the community?
|How can we create an effective municipal sponsorship policy for corporate sponsors?|
|How can we communicate bylaw regulations in an engaging way that inspires compliance |
and is not entirely focused on the punitive measures?
|How can we increase high level engagement from teachers/educators and preschool to |
university-aged students in our community-based program “School the City”
(designed to foster civic engagement in youth from an early age)?
|How can the city engage the community on a more proactive basis where citizens|
feel they have had a say in local government decision-making and gain a sense of belonging?
|How can the city engage with more people?||PADM 309|
|How do you bring awareness to community programs? Different ages and methods?|
|How can we better engage youth in program development for youth (13-18) in |
our community centres to build greater interest?
ENVIRONMENT, HEALTH & SAFETY
|Can we create a food hub to enhance sharing of food and reduction of food waste?|
|What are some creative ideas for food production/urban + community gardening?|
|How can we increase and understanding of health effects of vaping?|
|How can we reduce the amount of cigarette butts/litter?|
|How can we protect and reduce the risk of injury from needles for city staff?|
|How can we reduce distracted walking?|
|How can we make people aware of safety issues on multi-use trails?|
|How do we create awareness on citizens’ roles in preventing auto and property crimes?||IDES 344|
|How do we encourage experiences for residents and visitors alike, |
particularly in the outdoors while keeping ecosystems intact?
|How do we move away from congestion and further advance the Green |
Necklace as a safe route for children and youth to get around the City/to school independently?
|How can we connect generations to build understanding and decrease fear?||PSYC 335|
|How can we reduce social isolation in the city?|
|What can we do to and how do we help people feel more connected and less lonely in North Vancouver?|
|How can we better reach vulnerable residents and connect them to recreation and culture services |
– e.g. socially isolated, newcomers, homeless?
|What elements would you include in park and school playgrounds to encourage |
intergenerational play, connection and inclusion?
ACCESSIBILITY & INCLUSION
|Who is the library serving? Who are we missing?|
|What are the early literacy needs in our community? |
How could library improve our programs and services to meet these needs?
|How can we address/identify barriers to transgender individuals in our community |
and develop policy to address these barriers so they can feel welcome in accessing rec and culture services?
|What are some innovative ways to enhance awareness and capacity for a dementia friendly city?|
|What are the gaps/needs for seniors services on the North Shore?|
|How can we make streets more accessible?|
|What are the barriers preventing people from access library services?|
|How is the library (physical space) being used?|
|How can we better understand how community uses/feels/envisions their public space(s)?|
|How can we create an effective parklet program in the CNV?||BADM 466|
|How can we engage the community in the activation of public spaces?||BADM 466|
|What could be included in a community placemaking resource book? E.g. design guidelines, etc.|
|What considerations should be taken into account in creating a CNV placemaking policy?|
|How do we improve public spaces in the City for youth to foster a stronger sense of place and connection?|
How can we better utilize/enliven Civic Plaza for youth?
|How can we uncover un- or under-utilized spaces to create engaging opportunities that bring people together?|
|How can we further animate our civic plaza?|
|What can we do with the St. Davids Avenue ‘orphan’ lots? |
NOTE: The St. David’s Greenway project will start in 2019 and will incorporate these lots.
There is a project budget for planning at this time.
This is an opportunity for student to help out with an active project.
|How can we address reconciliation in ‘public space’?||AHIS 330|
|How do we build community connection from Lonsdale high street to low street?|
|Return on investment models for public infrastructure spending such as sidewalks, |
cycling paths, parks, placemaking/parklets – e.g. community and health outcomes.
ARTS, CULTURE & TOURISM
|What is the history of public spaces of the North Shore from a pre-colonial perspective? |
What are the significant places and stories to our local indigenous peoples (including language)?
|How do we create a partnership-based tourism marketing strategy in the waterfront/shipyards district?|
|What is the program for the shipyards?||TOUR 227|
|How do we encourage creativity among civic staff when processes and policy and politics can work against this?||BADM 303|
|How can we re”vision” the Presentation House site?|