Vision: That there would be more urban trails in the city of Vancouver outside the downtown core.
Team: Jason Lui, Kevin Wagner, Mary Truong, Rachael Moulson
Description: Summit the City is a student lead pilot project that aims to connect and engage community around seven existing parks in South East Vancouver, specifically in the Sunset, Victoria Fraserview & Killarney neighbourhoods. The creation of this 11 km route, adopts the Grouse Grind concept in our urban landscape to form an ‘Urban Trail’. Guided by bright blue bricks, participants of Summit the City are invited to design their own starting points and finish their journey at the summit of Queen Elizabeth Park, the highest point of elevation in the city of Vancouver.
Location: Everett Crowley Park, Champlain Heights Park, Bobolink Park, Gordon Park, Memorial South Park, Macdonald Park, Queen Elizabeth Park
Maria Stanborough, Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation
Hillcrest Community Centre
CityStudio is a project school and energetic hub of learning and leadership inside Vancouver City Hall where students gain hands-on experience with complex real world problems, while co-creating solutions on the ground with City staff. CityStudio also coordinates a large network of courses on 6 campuses that focus learning, research and action on challenges confronting the City.