This Fall, we celebrate the collaborative work between City Staff, faculty and post-secondary students that address city strategies in the areas of democratic participation, accessibility, youth climate action, seniors, habitat management, and more.
City Staff
City Strategies

Student Projects

After taking a look at the student projects, don’t forget to vote for your favourite project by clicking on the “Learn more…” button and then clicking on the “Write a review” button at the bottom of each project page 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.

Green Rainwater Infrastructure in the Sunset Community

Our project is to understand residents' attitudes towards the green rainwater infrastructure (GRI)...

The Accessibility Toolkit

We developed a framework/toolkit to integrate accessibility and inclusion into the internal culture...

I Wish I Took the Bus

We created a campaign to promote the implementation of new priority bus lanes,...

Pedestrian Road Safety

Our project was an Integrated marketing communications campaign that aims to communicate the...

GI Grow

GI Grow addresses the question of integrating closed-loop recycling options into green infrastructure...

The Laneway Menu

The Laneway Menu invites communities to create better laneways in Vancouver by streamlining...

As Green As The Trees

Working with the Vancouver Parks Board, we were tasked with finding a solution...

Better Benches

Better Benches is an initiative to increase transit user’s knowledge of the local,...

Clean Cooking with Electricity

Burning gas for cooking is not only a threat to climate action but...

Wheel Change Makers

A youth-led biking community that reduces barriers to bike resources and information through...

Pop-IN Assessment

Pop-IN Assessment is a site assessment tool created with the intent to render...

School Active Travel Program (Remastered)

This project was based on changing The City of Vancouver’s page for the...

529 Garage: A comprehensive marketing strategy

529 Garage facilitates a community watch service for bike owners. 529 Garage is...

Beat the Heat

A series of recommendations that addresses preparing for and responding to extreme heat...

Urine Trouble

Need to pee in public? Urine trouble. A methodology for accessible and inclusive...

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.

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

Natasha Qereshniku

City Staff
City of Vancouver

Andréanne Doyon

Simon Fraser University

Emily Suchy

CityStudio Alumna
Spring 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. In 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, and imagining new possibilities to expand our collective impact. These Champions have been an integral part of helping to make Vancouver more sustainable, equitable, and joyful.

Will Dunn

6 time collaborator
City of Vancouver
“Thank you CityStudio for all that you do! I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the collaborations with university faculty and students over the years, and our work has greatly benefitted from them.”

Meghan Winters

8 time collaborator
Simon Fraser University
“I’ve been so grateful for the time City partners’ have contributed – having their expertise in the classroom has inspired students to put in their top effort toward creating solutions. CityStudio has opened their eyes around the linkages between health, urban planning, and transportation, and provided an opportunity for them to see how their public health lens brings insights to city-building challenges.”

Yuri Artibise

6 time collaborator 
City of Vancouver
“Working with CityStudio has provided me, and the VCPC, with fresh innovative thinking on complex issues that we wouldn’t otherwise have the time to explore.”

HUBBUB 17 Wall of Awesome

Each semester CityStudio Vancouver brings together City of Vancouver staff with faculty from the local post-secondary schools. Without the collaborative efforts of the following individuals, we couldn’t 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 Fall 2021.

Awesome City Of Vancouver Staff

Alyshia Burak
Amanda Mitchell
Andrew Pask
Angela Danyluk
Brad Badelt
Brady Faught
Cameron Owen
Carla Grimann
Dana McDonald

Don Morrison
Doug Smith
Jaclyn Jimenez
Jessica Nelson
Karen Lai
Kathy Berggren-Clive
Leslie Ng
Lindsay Nicholson
Matt Gibbs
Rob Brunt

Ryan Hirakida
Ryan Hooper
Stina Hanson
Tabinda Shah
Tamarra Wong
Tara Gallen
Tim Douglas
Will Dunn
Yuri Artibise

Awesome Vancouver Faculty

University of British Columbia

Alec Blair
Andrew Almas
Carolyn Veldstra
Jennifer Moss
Kyle Nelson
Maged Senbel
Michael Lipsen
Stephanie Lim
Tara Ivanochko
Victor Tang
Wayne Rawcliffe
Will Valley

British Columbia Institute of Technology

Darlene Webb
Jason Young
Richard Vurdela

Langara College

Drew Egan
Frederica Jensen
Mike Smith-Cairns

Simon Fraser University

Andrew Hawryshkewich
Anne-Marie Nicol
Claire Shapton
Eline de Rooij
Leah Bendell
Leanne Roderick
Meghan Winters
Ren Lo
Tara Holland
Theodore Cosco

Vancouver City Strategies & Plans

Accessibility Strategy

Air and Heat Quality
Mitigation Memorandum

Climate Emergency Action Plan

Rain City Strategy

Transportation 2040

Vancouver Plan


Vancouver Police Department
Strategic Plan

Our Partners