Humanities and Social Sciences
- Mike Smith-Cairns
- Jennifer Weldon
City of Vancouver:
- Brad Badelt
- Madison Strasman
- Kyra Ycasiano
- Bea Bridge
- Climate Emergency Adaptation Strategy
- Rain City Strategy
Seeing Green will serve an important purpose towards educating Vancouver’s citizens on green infrastructure and will play a large role in making the future of our city as water-sensitive and sustainable as possible. This app would be an investment in public education and create the chance for community stewardship in relation to natural urban landscapes. Our proposal will be handling the topic of Community Engagement in Natural Urban Landscapes. With that, our focus is using our Seeing Green app design for modelling Vancouver’s green infrastructure. Tackling this idea is beneficial as enhanced resiliency and sustainability are evolving everyday. In response, Seeing Green will provide an opportunity for community awareness and participation to support green amenities dealing with water management.
Seeing Green strives to engage various levels of community groups in green infrastructure through convenient access to the locations and backgrounds of green infrastructure that have already been installed in the city. This helps to develop a method which will sustain and promote the maintenance and operation of current and planned green infrastructure.
Seeing Green will be a platform in which the standard Vancouver resident can be aware of and learn more about the methods in regard to the Rain City Strategy and Greenest City Action Plans. Seeing Green gives Vancouverites convenient access to an app which can show where green infrastructure is located around the city, and what positive benefits they’ll provide for the environment, community, and economy, as well as give relevant community members and groups the chance to take on a role of stewardship through our ‘Submit’ feature.
Seeing Green’s outcomes are to enhance public education, foster a culture of collaboration, and mobilize action towards Vancouver’s Green City Plans.