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 making Vancouver more sustainable, equitable and joyful.

This Fall marked ten years of co-creating with the City of Vancouver and our return to City Hall.

HUBBUB 19 allows you to explore student projects that address challenges related to multiple City of Vancouver strategic priorities, including climate emergency, transportation, and civic literacy, with a focus on equity and reconciliation.

If you can to attend the showcase in-person at City Hall on December 5th, you will hear from Deputy City Manager Karen Levitt, Langara College President Paula Burns, and Acting Mayor Lisa Dominato. The event will be hosted by the dynamic Mumbi Maina, and promises to be an unforgettable experience.

We hope to see you there.

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. If you feel inspired, have questions, or can help to advance this work, we encourage you to leave your thoughts as well.

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.

Where Does the Rain Go?

Our project focuses on using green rainwater infrastructure to capture and reuse rainwater...

Vancouver Climate Passports

Paper and online passports that walk residents through how they can get involved...

Hydrological engineering for the health of the Hinge Park wetland system

Our project goal is to improve the health of the Hinge Park wetland...

Call For Art

Water is fundamental to our urban identity and deserves to be celebrated. This...

Visualizing Climate Action

Visualizing Climate Action targets Vancouverites’ values by installing displays in Vancouver’s most scenic...

Green Rainwater City Microgrants

Our Green Rainwater Microgrant project provides an opportunity for specific local communities, both...


A proposed multi-storey multi-function community complex surrounded by mid-density housing to upgrade the...

Embrace Your Space

Embrace Your Space aims to revitalize existing public outdoor spaces in Vancouver to...

False Creek Tomorrow: An Accessible & Affordable Waterfront

This project aims to achieve a water-centric, highly liveable urban density in False...

Our Time To Guard False Creek

Our project is an Integrated Marketing Communication proposal whose ultimate goal is to...

Feel the Heat?

Feel the Heat? developed innovative policy solutions to protect Vancouver tenants during extreme...

Pathways to Connection

Vancouver’s Indigenous youth deserve to have a safe environment where they can engage...

Leisure Access Program

Our program mainly focuses on solving the problems of the Leisure Access Program...


Sustainacity aims to address the question of how to increase climate literacy within...

Long-Term Traffic Volume Prediction for Vancouver

We try to predict long-term traffic volume in hope that it will aid...

Whyther: The Why, the How, and the What To Do Behind Vancouver Weather

Whyther is an informative app meant to connect climate change to weather events...

You are about to go blue

We aim to be part of the movement to make people visualize and...

Community Coffee Talks

"Community Coffee Talks" is a partnership-based initiative that aims to build trust and...

Rental Unit Emissions Report Card: Helping Renters Reduce their Carbon Footprint

Our project supports the City of Vancouver's efforts to reduce carbon emissions by...

Engaging Vancouver’s New Canadians

Engaging New Canadians is a policy brief that explores why New Canadians experience...

Vancouver’s First Potential Bicycle Playground

Our project highlights the importance of implementing a bicycle playground in the City...

Bringing Public Spaces to Life

My project seeks to transform public spaces such as the SFU Town Square...

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

Samer Rihani


Wilma Clarke

City of Vancouver

Leanne Roderick

Simon Fraser University

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.

Andrew Pask

City of Vancouver
“As an urban planner and public space advocate, working with CityStudio has always been a rich and remarkable experience. Working with the student groups has always provided an opportunity to be immersed in new ideas and perspectives on city-building . The CityStudio approach is creative, unfettered, and built on a deep enthusiasm for making Vancouver a better place.”

Frederica Jensen

Langara College
“As an instructor, seeing my students engage in meaningful work and be exposed to experiential opportunities outside the classroom is by far the most gratifying aspect of working with CityStudio. I remain incredibly grateful to my project partners for their commitment to supporting and including students.”

HUBBUB 19 Wall of Awesome

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

Awesome City Of Vancouver Staff

Alex Taylor

Alexandra Turnbull

Alyshia Burak

Angela Danyluk

Bob Ahtesham

Brad Badelt

Brady Faught

Cory Dobson

anielle Johnston

Heidi Horlacher

Jennifer Reddy

Julie McManus

Krista Moyls

Matthew Callow

Max Scruton

Mumbi Maina

Paige Bennett

Paul Czene

Peter Marriott

Rosemary Yip

Sheri DeBoer

Tabinda Shah

Tim Douglas

Zak Zenasni

Awesome Vancouver Faculty

British Columbia Institute of Technology

Les Frost

Matthew Shepherd

Tom Jopling


Langara College

Drew Egan

Frederica Jensen

Mike Smith-Cairns


Northeastern University – Vancouver

Michal Aibin






Simon Fraser University

Anna Hippmann

Aude-Claire Fourot

Kora DeBeck

Tammara Soma

Zafar Adeel


University of British Columbia

Catherine Douglas

Denali YoungWolfe

Jennifer Moss

Kathryn Harrison

Letitia Henville

Loch Brown

Michael Lipsen

Su-Jan Yeo

Tara Ivanochko

Vancouver City Strategies & Plans

Climate Change Adaptation Strategy

Climate Emergency Action Plan (CEAP)

Engineering Services Strategic Plan

Equity Framework

Green Operations Plan

Healthy Waters Plan

Transportation 2040

Transportation Demand Management Action Plan


Your City Hall

Our Partners