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All the resources you need to successfully complete a CityStudio project in one place.

Relevant Resources for Research

On this tab, you will find foundational resources for understanding urban development and innovation can be found alongside open government resources and statistics.

  • City of North Vancouver Guiding Documents
  • Books From the Library
  • Subject Terms and Canned Searches
  • Journals and Periodical Databases
  • Government Resources and Open Data Portals

Indigenous Place Names

CityStudio North Vancouver projects are created and shared on the unceded lands of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations. As a participant in a place-based learning experience, we encourage you to become familiar with the resources developed by Indigenous peoples who have cared for the land since time immemorial.

  1. mapMap created by North Vancouver Museum & Archives that includes Tsleil-Waututh and Squamish place names (based on the Squamish Atlas and the Tsleil-Waututh Strength of Claim document available here:
  2. mapMap developed by City of Vancouver archivist Major Matthews through conversations with Squamish elder August Jack Khatsahlano, as well as the draft version of the same map. (Source: City of Vancouver Archives)
  3. Squamish Atlas:
  4. Musqueam map:
  5.  Native Land:

City of North Vancouver Guiding Documents

A collection of documents from partners that provide insight into municipal strategies.

Newsroom and City of North Vancouver Updates

City Services



Parks, Recreation + Culture

Plans Bylaws


Books from the Library

Books from the CapilanoU library that provide a foundational understanding of the methods and ways of thinking associated with urban design, innovation, and sustainability.

Subject Terms and Canned Searches

Following the links below will take you to a collection pre-saved search results using subject terms and key words that bring together books on the same topic.

Journals and Periodical Databases

A collection of scholarly and industry databases relevant to CityStudio projects.

Government Resources and Open Data Portals

Following the links below will take you to a series of government resources such as municipal policy developments and open data portals useful for statistical research.

Municipality-Relevant Links:
City of North Vancouver 
Information on city news and events, projects, initiatives. Includes city maps.
Environment and Climate Change Canada
Federal Ministry of the Environment, info on sustainable development strategies available.
Federation of Canadian Municipalities
Canadian municipalities focusing on improving the quality of life for citizens.
Government of British Columbia
Access point to the Government of British Columbia. Be sure to browse the A-Z subject index or services section.
Metro Vancouver
Community planning and development
Vancouver Coastal Health
Provides local health care services through a network across Vancouver, Richmond, North and West Vancouver, the Sea to Sky highway, and the Sunshine Coast. Has a focus on community and environmental health.

Open Data and Statistics Links:
Canadian Census Portal
Freely accessible portal to Statistics Canada's census data and products.
Canada Open Data Portal
Search open data that is relevant to Canadians, learn how to work with datasets, and see what people have done with open data across the country.
Data BC
An open initiative by the BC Government, with provincial government data, applications, and web services.
Edmonton Open Data Portal
Open, freely accessible data from the city of Edmonton and it's surrounding municipalities.
Government of BC Statistics
Data and stats related to nature and the environment; economy; business & industry; people & population.
Halifax Open Data Portal
Open, freely accessible data from the city of Halifax. Most data found here is GIS and environmental data.
Montreal Open Data Portal
Open, freely accessible data from the city of Montreal. Website is in french by default.
Metro Vancouver Open Data Catalogue
Open, freely accessible data catalogue for Metro Vancouver/The Lower Mainland.
Statistics Canada: Statistics by Subject
Main source for Canadian statistical information, including stats on the environment and the census.
Toronto Open Data Portal
Open, freely accesible data for the Greater Toronto Area.
Vancouver Open Data Portal
Open, freely accesible data for the City of Vancouver.