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Urbanarium City Polls

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Which climate event do you think we need to prepare for most urgently in the Lower Mainland?

Smoke/air quality
53% (177 votes)
Extreme temperatures (hot or cold)
21% (71 votes)
Flooding/droughts
18% (62 votes)
Earthquakes
8% (26 votes)
Total votes: 336

Which climate-focused solution for the built environment do you think would have the greatest impact?

Sustainable water management (grey water recovery systems & cisterns)
78% (177 votes)
Active/public transit (integrated walkways, bike paths, & automated vehicle corridors)
12% (28 votes)
Renaturalization of shorelines (return of marshes & wetlands)
3% (6 votes)
Microgrids for local energy (local parks allocated to wind/solar energy)
2% (5 votes)
Upcycled building materials
1% (3 votes)
Urban farms/gardens (for local food security & community gathering)
2% (4 votes)
Centres for environmental education
1% (3 votes)
Centres for refuge from climate events
0% (1 vote)
Total votes: 227

Is it fair to say Vancouver seawall is boring?

Yes
60% (262 votes)
No
36% (158 votes)
Other
4% (17 votes)
Total votes: 437

Where do you think colonial sculptures & monuments belong?

Where they are, as they are
10% (33 votes)
Where they are, with a contemporary layer of art or interpretation
27% (87 votes)
In museums, with additional historical context
44% (142 votes)
Removed from public display and put in storage
6% (18 votes)
Forged into something new
14% (46 votes)
Total votes: 326

Recent events has magnified racial, ethnic and income disparities within health, housing, labour market, and other urban systems of cities globally. How much should equity concerns be prioritized in the urban development of Metro-Van going forward?

High priority, as it is a growing issue or remains largely unaddressed 
86% (37 votes)
Medium priority, along many other critical issues, as we have made some progress
9% (4 votes)
Low priority, as it’s already been addressed/not a problem here in this region
5% (2 votes)
Total votes: 43

How do you feel about Metro Vancouver’s ability to rebound after this pandemic?

Very Optimistic
13% (14 votes)
Optimistic
55% (59 votes)
Neutral/Unsure
22% (24 votes)
Pessimistic
10% (11 votes)
Very Pessimistic
0% (0 votes)
Total votes: 108

Is Vancouver becoming a better city?

Yes
69% (36 votes)
No
31% (16 votes)
Total votes: 52