TOUR 440: Alcohol in Public Spaces

How might we measure the impact of the Alcohol in Public Spaces Pilot?

Term: Fall 2020
Department: School of Tourism Management
Course: Applied Research in Tourism (TOUR 440)
Instructor: Francisco Nogueira
Staff contact: Paul Duffy (City of North Vancouver)

The COVID-19 pandemic is having a significant impact on our experience navigating the city and our ability to socialize. In response, Mayor and Council passed a bylaw allowing alcohol consumption at 10 designated locations in the City of North Vancouver. Tourism students will develop research methods to measure the impact of this pilot program on the community.

City Strategy and Goal Area:

  • Official Community Plan 2014
    • Goal 5.3: Provide a variety of public spaces for community engagement and stewardship.
      • 5.3.6 Foster partnerships between members of the community, the City, and organizations to promote social health through interaction and a sense of community.
  • Council Strategic Plan
    • Vibrant City is where dynamic public spaces and places provide opportunities for connection and enable residents to engage with their community and celebrate their culture and history.
    • A Prosperous City supports a diverse economy by creating an environment where new and existing businesses can grow and thrive.