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. (Photos: Capilano University)

Mid-Project Feedback

Leah Herman, Community Development Coordinator at the City of North Vancouver, visited Laurie Prange Martin’s class for a mid-project feedback session. We were all amazed at the students’ creativity and innovation!

Hubbub Representatives

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

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