Deciding on ways to share the common space on hot summer days that work for all

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Topic: On hot summer days, some young boys open the fire hydrants to play with water. Neighbours with balconies overlooking the promenade yell at the boys about wasting the water. A facilitator offers to gather the neighbourhood to decide ways to share the common space that work for all. Roles: 1. 10-year-old boys playing with fire hydrants, living a few block away, from racialized lower class families 2. Parent(s) of the boys 3. White retirees, complaining about these games, owning their apartments that have balconies looking over the alley (a walkway), yelling at the children about wasting the water 4. Neighbours witnessing both the play and the yelling, wanting some ease in the neighbourhood

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That we create a fund to buy full-summer passes to the swimming pool nearby. (new version by jocelyn on 08/05/2021 at 22:48)
Pass at the nearby pool. Approach the city to open a sprinkler in the park. Meanwhile, for Sundays, find a private sprinkler to put on at specific times.
That we create a fund to buy full-summer passes to the swimming pool nearby.
Specific hours of agreed upon fire hydrants play-time.
That we create a fund to buy full-summer passes to the swimming pool nearby.
That the city would open a water point in the park nearby, with free access to everyone, where children might play (far from the balconies)
A community gathering time, at a specific time in the day , were people would ritually gather, and children can play freely with the water
                    
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1. The solution allows for fun
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2. the solution addresses safety issues
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3. safe inclusive gathering space for kids
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4. An opportunity for in-person out-of-doors play
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5. Fire hydrant water is preserved for the use for which it's been designated and as much fire hydrant water as is necessary be preserved.
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6. A neighbourhood that supports the wellbeing of its inhabitants and visitors including setting reasonable hours so that people can sleep
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Poll tallies
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Degree of convergence % % % 77 % 97 % 93 % 94 %

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  • Added a concern to the criterion "6. A neighbourhood that supports the wellbeing of its inhabitants and visitors ": "Add ", including setting reasonable hours so that people can sleep.""
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    (3 months ago)

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TIP: Does the criterion have these helpful characteristics?

  1. Is noncontroversial
  2. Can be evaluated (subjectively)
  3. Uses positive language (what is wanted rather than what is not wanted)
  4. Is relevant to the context
  5. Is operational (can in principle be made to happen)
  6. Applies to everyone (this is a need that everyone can recognize, not just one person’s need)
  7. Doesn’t have a specific outcome (as long as it’s noncontroversial, this is the least important characteristic)

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