PLAN 425: Urban Planning Issues and Concepts
Michael Leaf, Lili Friedler Shulman (TA)
City of Vancouver Partners:
- Dana McDonald | Parks Board
- Rebecca Till | Arts, Culture & Engagement
- Zoe Athans
- Erica Mason
- Briana Mussatto
- Julius Rusko
- Max Whiffin
- Greenest City Action Plan (GCAP)
City goal area(s):
- Access to Nature
This project was in collaboration with the Vancouver Board of Parks & Recreation which was looking for input & assistance in promoting Environmental Education programming through the city’s community centres. The City of Vancouver’s Environmental Education & Stewardship Action Plan & Biodiversity Strategy include implementation of Environmental Education (EE) as a primary goal.
We conducted interviews of five community centre. We found that these community centers currently offer only a handful of programs relating to Environmental Education or Outdoor Learning. Almost all of the programmers identified a lack of resources, staff time, & expertise as the key barriers to implementing new EE programs.