HUBBUB is a celebration of co-creation and collaboration between City Staff, faculty and post-secondary students. Each showcase features creative and innovative solutions imagined by students for city building, and in making Vancouver more sustainable, equitable and joyful. 

This Spring, we have even more cause for celebrating as HUBBUB 18 marks 10 years of co-creating with the City of Vancouver.

This semester, student projects address challenges relating to multiple City of Vancouver strategic priorities including COVID-19 impacts on equity-seeking groups, placemaking with inclusion, carbon sequestration at the neighborhood level, electrification of the Stanley Park train, and more.










Student Projects

After scrolling through the student projects, don’t forget to vote for your favourite project by clicking the BLUE button at the bottom. You will be taken to our online submission form to nominate a project for the People’s Choice award!

Course Collaborations

Students participating in Term-Long  or Course Collaborations work as individuals or teams on a hands-on, applied project over the course of a term. These collaborations usually take place with third and fourth year students. Some projects are more complex and may require a multi-disciplinary, multi-year exploration, or might benefit from in depth research. CityStudio Research Collaborations usually involve graduate students or those in directed studies.

Stanley Park Railway Revitalization

Reinventing the Stanley Park Train for the Next Generation

Online Training Platform

Train your Employees Online

Why Did the Bee Cross the Road?

GRI-Integrated Pollinator Pathways

Navigate Broadway

Addressing Accessibility at Temporary Transit Stops

Restoring Musqueam Watershed

An Exploration of Stormwater Management Strategies


Gamefying Planning for Youth Engagment

Commemorative Picnic Tables

Centering a History of Filipino Activism through Place-Making in Vancouver

Equitable Green Interventions for False Creek South

Green solutions without gentrification in Stamps Landing

Life in False Creek: Herring Spawning 2022

Herring Egg Density and Water Conditions in False Creek


Equitable and Timely Access to Information and Help During Transit Route Changes


The future of corner stores in metro-Vancouver, focusing on convenience, connectivity and community

Street food for Bees

Quantifying distributions of pollinator-supporting plants in urban areas

B.C. Housing: Endemic

Post Covid Economic Wellbeing across Generations with Focus on Housing

Filipinx Engagement

Tools for Engaging the Filipinx Community on Green Rainwater Infrastructure (GRI) Projects

Service Industry & COVID-19

Impact of COVID-19 across Service Industry in BC

Community Organization Networks and GRI Engagement

Mutual benefits and first steps to building meaningful engagement partnerships with non-profits and neighbourhood houses in Vancouver

Green Revitalization in Vancouver’s Chinatown

A community-focused and gentrification-conscious approach to greening Vancouver’s Chinatown
Engagement Collaborations

New to our showcase is our Engagement Collaborations – an innovative type of collaboration at CityStudio Vancouver. These projects come together with a lighter touch approach, meaning we have the opportunity to engage with more, sometimes more than a hundred students, for a project that invites students to reflect on and understand experiential learning from the first two years of their post-secondary education.

Chinatown Engagement

Belonging and displacement within Chinatown

Sea Level Rise at False Creek

Reviewing Design Proposals for Vancouver’s Coastal Adaptation Plan

Sound of Memory

Acoustic Sculpture Preserves The Present and Future

Our Expert Judges

Every HUBBUB we welcome three expert judges (one City staff + one faculty + one CityStudio alum) to explore the showcase and select 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place projects to be celebrated at the end of the showcase. This semester we are proud and grateful to have the following judges:

Brad Badelt

City Staff

City of Vancouver


Drew Egan


Langara College

Kelly Gardner

CityStudio Alumna

Fall 2021

Our Champions

At CityStudio Vancouver, no one exemplifies the work we aim to do more than our champions. We truly admire these folks for their commitment to change in the City and to mentoring students. This anniversary edition, we’re celebrating three Champions who have championed CityStudio Vancouver through the years since its inception, saying YES. These individuals are not only committed to collaborative city-building and community-engaged learning, but have provided us with invaluable insights and feedback, dedicating countless hours, imagining new possibilities to expand our collective impact. These Champions have been an integral part in helping to make Vancouver more sustainable, equitable, and joyful.

Julie Longo

Langara College

Associate Vice
President Academic

Ten years ago, I joined a group of academic leaders from 6 institutions who were animated by the idea of creating opportunities for post secondary students to work directly with city staff on projects that could have positive impact on the future of Vancouver. It has been so satisfying to watch CityStudio grow, influence others around the world, and provide truly meaningful and memorable learning experiences for countless students. I am grateful for the opportunity to be a part of this success. Congratulations on the 10th anniversary of CityStudio!

Doug Smith

City of Vancouver
City of Vancouver,
Director of Sustainability
CityStudio Vancouver is near to my heart because the students continuously remind me why our work in sustainability is so important, why innovation fed by courage is critical and most importantly that hope is at the core of all we do. Thank you CityStudio Vancouver for continuing to inspire me, my peers and countless others.

Angela Danyluk

City of Vancouver
City of Vancouver,
Sustainability Specialist
Many congratulations on 10 yrs to the change makers and wonderful people who make up CityStudio. I’m so honoured to collaborate with CityStudio and students across these lands. The promise of change making, collaboration and curiosity about how we interact with community, environment and each other keeps me coming back to CityStudio. Working with students to break down barriers, learn about the surrounding water and lands, and foster leadership is both inspirational and necessary action if we want to create a future where we all thrive.


HUBBUB 18 Wall of Awesome

Each semester CityStudio Vancouver brings together City of Vancouver staff with faculty from UBC, SFU, BCIT and Langara College. Without the collaborative efforts of the following individuals, we would not be able to get students into City Hall to shake things up! Thank you for all your openness and innovative work! Below you’ll find the City Staff and Faculty Champions from Spring 2022.

Awesome City of Vancouver Staff – Spring 2022

Andrew Pask
Cameron Owen
Angela Danyluk
Don Morrison
Margarita Pacis
Micah Hilt
Carol Kong
Krista Moyls
Alicia Kindon
Sheri DeBoer

Cherie Xiao
Austin Lui
Bob Ahtesham
Sydnie Koch
Danielle Johnston
Stina Hanson

Dana MacDonald
Julie McManus
Yette Gram
Rosemary Yip

Awesome Vancouver Faculty – Spring 2022

University of British Columbia

Maged Senbel
Kees Lokman
Tara Ivanochko
Michael Lipsen
Andrew Almas
Angela Rout
Melissa McHale
James Connolly
Zachary Bullock
Su-Jan Yeo
Moberley Luger
Erin Goheen Glanville
Anne Stewart
Emily Fedoruk
Allison Earl

Simon Fraser University

Leah Bendell
Andréanne Doyon
Zafar Adeel
Kate Smith
Nicolas Kenny
Leanne Roderick
Edana Beauvais
Pierre Mouganie

British Columbia Institute of Technology

Michal Aibin

Langara College

Colin Mills

Vancouver City Strategies & Plans

Climate Change Adaptation Strategy

Climate Emergency Action Plan (CEAP)

Biodiversity Strategy

Engineering Services Strategic Plan

Poverty Reduction Plan

RainCity Strategy

Resilient Vancouver

Transportation 2040

Vancouver Plan

Vancouver Parks Board Strategic Plan


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