How can the City manage business buy-in to support the North Vancouver Parklet Program?

Term: Fall 2019
Department: Business School
Course: Managing Change (BADM 466)
Instructor: Laurie Prange Martin
Staff contacts: Larry Orr, Leah Herman (City of North Vancouver)

Parklets are small seating areas or greenspaces that are integrated into city streetscapes. In many places, parklets are developed and stewarded in partnership with local businesses. Students will work in groups to explore ways in which the City may manage business buy-in to support the North Vancouver Parklet Program.

Field Trip

On Thursday Nov. 7 2019, students from the class visited Bean Around the World at 5th and Chesterfield in North Vancouver. During the visit, they heard from Beans on 5th owners Annette Kim and Alexander Hayne about their experience as participants in the current parklet initiative. Read more here. (Photos: Capilano University)

Hubbub Representatives

These two project groups were invited to showcase their work at Hubbub #1 at North Vancouver City Hall, on December 5th 2019.

The Barklet aims to provide an opportunity for community members who own dogs to be able to meet up with friends and socialize without being limited by their furry friends.
Students involved: Tatjana, Bruna, Isabel, Sema, Zander, Ursula, Natalie, Feras

Park Park-nership
Parklet partnership is a program where the City can directly; Approach, Communicate, Consider, Engage, and, Learn (A.C.C.E.L) with their Community. A process where we can create opportunities with our local businesses and community, engage in dialogue about out any concerns about Parklets, work together in creating a funding options, and work together to create a community vision of their Parklet and ”make their place”.
Students involved: Kara Dunn, Chloe Woods, Howard So, Raj Kanwar Sodhi, Gurpreet Kaur, Shilpa Rani, Sukhmanjot Kaur, Aqilah Al Eseed.

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