Dear Division 17 and 18,
There are times when the city needs to name a new street, school or park. They will often ask the citizens of the city to participate in that decision.
Please read this article in the Vancouver Courier about a new street that will be named after a police dog.
Please look at this page on the Vancouver School Board’s website that explains the policy for the naming of a new school.
Please also review this page from the City of Vancouver website about the naming of parks and city buildings.
These both give some insight and ideas about how decisions are made about facilities and streets in Vancouver, and the last two give specific examples of criteria that has been developed for this purpose.
For your homework tonight, imagine that you have been asked to develop criteria for a new building, park or street in Vancouver. In your post identify guidelines you think should be taken into consideration by the public or the city when naming something that will be around for a long time. You may include categories or guidelines.
Think about what you would like your city structures, buildings and spaces to reflect!
We look forward to your responses!