Dear Division 16,
You have been doing such great thinking and writing about our Hydrosphere project! For your assignment this week, please take a look at the website here:
That website refers to a project that was started near Mount Pleasant Elementary School in East Vancouver, and quite close to Dickens! Take a look at the homepage and also at the “roads to rainways” tab, the “rainway toolbox” and the “imaginings” tabs, whcih are full of great information and visions of a different, more natural Vancouver.
You will see examples of other River Daylighting projects including the Cheonggyecheon River in Seoul, Korea, which you will remember from the video “Lost Rivers”.
In your post, please answer BOTH of the following questions:
- What factors would you need to consider before starting a project like the St. George Rainway? What issues would you anticipate and how would you solve them (for example – parking, housing, cycle routes)?
- What benefits would a project like the St. George Rainway create for your neighbourhood? What features do you think would improve your neighbourhood and how?
I look forward to your responses