TOUR 227: Programming in the Shipyards

Photo courtesy of City of North Vancouver

How might we animate public spaces in times of physical distancing?

Term: Spring 2021
Department: Tourism Management
Course: TOUR 227 – Heritage, Cultural and Arts Planning for Tourism
Instructor: Chris Carnovale
Staff contact: Magda Kwaterska (City of North Vancouver) with support from MoNoVa

In light of recent shifts in tourism and programming possibilities due to COVID-19, the CNV is looking to introduce innovative forms of programming to engage the community in the Shipyards area and facilitate unique experiences, placemaking opportunities and connection to the new Museum of North Vancouver location on West Esplanade. Students will research, develop and propose creative forms of programming for existing outdoor spaces that address these goals [e.g. passive programming, installations, exhibits or other]. Students will include a detailed budget, potential funding opportunities and a brief, realistic project management plan. The NVMA is interested in supporting the CNV’s broader goals for the Shipyards area by incorporating local cultural/heritage/historical elements to a number of these proposed programming options.

City Strategy and Goal Area:

  • Official Community Plan (2014)
    • Goal 6.1: Support a wide range of arts and cultural activities.
      • 6.1.2 Support the production and delivery of a wide range of arts and cultural activities, community celebrations, signature events and festivals that engage and are enjoyed by residents and visitors;
    • Goal 6.4: Respect the City’s history by maintaining and enhancing connections to the past.
      • 6.4.4 Support programs and services that engage the community and encourage people to understand and appreciate the City’s distinctive history.
  • Council Strategic Plan (2018)
    • A Vibrant City
      • Spearhead playful and fun events that find ways to celebrate our unique location andcommunity