Our Projects

CityStudio aims to create social innovators and change makers who will contribute on the ground in Vancouver and around the world. Projects are co-created, designed and implemented by teams of students, city staff and community members.

  • Vancouver

    artogo

    An interactive and self-guided iOS app that delivers the first ever digital art gallery experience providing NFT art, cultural storytelling, and a location-based travel guide to small but mighty local business patronage. We work to connect local businesses in search of engagement with local artists in need of amplification and community members yearning for a virtual adventure in their own neighbourhoods.

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    Vancouver

    Bike Buddy

    An app that helps cyclists navigate, plan and discover bike routes around Vancouver. The app will use GPS to locate and guide the cyclist. The cyclist can also search for routes that meet certain criteria (ie. off-street pathways only, comfortable for all ages, flat incline). Furthermore, the app will send feedback and data back to the City of Vancouver for analysis.

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    Vancouver

    Bridging the Gap

    Research that aims to provide recommendations for overcoming barriers to widespread green infrastructure implementation across the City of Vancouver and help strengthen the presence and incorporation of equity into practice.

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    Vancouver

    Broadway Plan Youth Engagement Strategy

    Despite living in an era when opinions are fluidly shared in the digital world, it is challenging for the City of Vancouver to receive feedback from Vancouver’s youth. For eight weeks, Langara College Applied Planning students conducted youth engagement to support the City of Vancouver and encourage youth participation in the Broadway Plan.

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    Climate Action Equity in Canada

    Climate action cannot happen without social justice and equity, but what does equitable climate action mean for Vancouver, and how are other Canadian cities doing it already? Case studies of best practices across the country are featured to provide a method for future analysis of social equity projects and plans.

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    Vancouver

    Columbia Market Gardens

    A commemorative and pedagogical landscape design that integrates Alberta Street's proposed stormwater management infrastructure into a space that acknowledges Oakridge's history and community and provides fun and educational experiences for people across age ranges, cultures and mobilities.

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    Corner Growth

    Affordable meal kits for Downtown Eastside residents that are easily prepared and distributed through a proposed network of smaller Downtown Eastside’s Washington Community Market (WCM) storefronts, in collaboration with the Community Impact Real Estate Society. Our project put forward a series of recommendations for operational and structural changes to the WCM based on its needs and interests.

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    Vancouver

    Dialogue Diary

    A resource that invites engagement among marginalized groups around key topics to build a sense of belonging and self-efficacy, while alleviating stress for community members. Our project aims to promote active participation within the Joyce-Collingwood neighbourhood, create an opportunity for personal reflection, and host a safe, equitable and inclusive space for dialogue and reflection.

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    Vancouver

    Erasing Erasure

    An EDI Driven program that brings to light the untold Indigenous histories of Gastown through historical awareness, recognition and inclusivity. We recognize that the stories we tell shape the way we interact with and imagine our public spaces. Thus, our program aims to work with the Indigenous community and City of Vancouver to promote Indigenous history and culture, through interactive programs. When we share true stories we create spaces of inclusivity.

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    Vancouver

    Growing Green in Grandview-Woodland

    A series of proposed core interventions to increase canopy cover on private and public land, to maximize ecosystem services in areas with constrained planting possibilities, and to combat the negative consequences of climate change. By implementing creative, green solutions to the challenges facing the Grandview-Woodland neighbourhood, our project seeks active community involvement through green inspiration, education and stewardship.

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    Vancouver

    Monitoring the St. George Rainway Co-Benefits

    Assessing the co-benefits of the St. George Rainway green rainwater infrastructure project. Our plan focuses on monitoring the mitigation of the Urban Heat Island (UHI) effect and the rainway's impact on biodiversity. We propose using fixed and mobile temperature sensors to monitor UHI. For biodiversity, we suggest the use of rapid biodiversity assessments, quadrats, and citizen science to monitor changes.

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    Vancouver

    Penguin Rewards

    This cute, fluffy Penguin helps you get healthier and wealthier while keeping our planet in mind! How? For every step or roll (or waddle) you take, the Penguin Rewards App gives you digital coins that you can redeem for offers or discounts while visiting your favourite local grocers, cafes and restaurants, or while discovering new ones!

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    PyCity

    A python app that automatically collects data from various cities’ open data portals for benchmarking. The City of Vancouver’s financial department manually collects data to benchmark and compare Vancouver’s metrics to other cities like New York City, Toronto, Seattle and Calgary. The process of data collection is labour intensive and time-consuming. Our simple app automated this task by leveraging open data portals and their APIs to extract relevant data.

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    Queen Elizabeth Park: A Park for Our Community

    Do you want to see design interventions such as a viewing platform, food forest, and more cool features implemented within a park? To accommodate for the growing needs of citizens within the area, we strive to enhance Queen Elizabeth Park into a community-based park, focusing on accessibility, broadening amenities, improving connectivity, and engaging the public.

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    Vancouver

    Rain Down the Wrong Path

    A marketing campaign that simultaneously highlights combined sewage overflow systems and rainwater runoff pollution issues in Vancouver. The campaign visuals compare rainwater to a presumably innocent adolescent that is actually causing harm in local waterways. The conceptual frame positions green rainwater infrastructure as the “right” path that guides it towards natural soil.

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    Vancouver

    Reimagining Roadways: Promising Practices for Open Streets

    Reimagining how streets are used for transportation. Recommendations for how to best implement an Open Streets program based on best practices and guiding principles research, and encourage lasting positive public health outcomes in an equitable and affordable way.

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    Vancouver

    Resaturated

    A proposed blueway corridor through a portion of the Norquay Village community, where Still Creek once flowed. The project aims to simultaneously improve water management and the community's engagement with water. A series of connected blue-green interventions link public spaces and are activated by rain water to provide opportunities for education and stewardship.

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    Vancouver

    Sense in Cents

    To support events that build a sense of community, promote diversity, enhance the local economy and celebrate what it means to be a Vancouverite, our donation strategy aims to generate income for the City of Vancouver’s Film and Special Events Department so that it can continue to provide all events with operational support.

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    St George Rainway: From Grey to Green

    Using social media and a school workshop to educate the public on the history of Vancouver’s streams and engage them in our iNaturalist citizen science project. Our proposal engages diverse demographics within the community with the St George Rainway green rainwater infrastructure (GRI) project. We hope this can serve as a template for future GRI engagement.

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    Vancouver

    The Punjabi Market Community Zine

    A zine showcasing stories of joy, resiliency, and everyday life in the Punjabi Market neighbourhood, featuring traditional community-grown sustainability practices and highlighting the history and heritage of the market. A project by the community, for the community.

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    Vancouver Plan: Youth Outreach Design

    Our youth outreach design complements the Vancouver Plan by facilitating civic literacy and engagement. The event invites Vancouver youth to transcend barriers to political participation, including age-based exclusion and other compounding inequalities. The scalable, adaptable activities introduce the deliberative process through repurposed elements of City Hall structure, such that participants become equipped to contribute towards an inclusive, equitable future.

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    Vancouver

    Accounting for Nature

    A primer that directs the user on how to value the tangible and intangible services of our local nature, giving Vancouver’s natural assets a competitive advantage against traditional aging grey infrastructure. An approach that emphasizes the climate risks specific to Vancouver, and centers equity and climate resiliency.

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    Vancouver

    Colour, Kits, and Connection

    Improving community emergency preparedness with community-based kit drives and spreading emergency preparedness awareness on social media. Our project proposes to raise funds and supplies, and to encourage community collaboration with local artists. We recommend partnering with BC Housing and community centers to target populations in need.

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    Vancouver

    Sending Smiles

    A Volunteer Opportunity for Youth to Help Alleviate Loneliness among Older Adults

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    Vancouver

    Roofs of Resilience

    A public outreach campaign to generate social impetus to drive the adoption of green roofs in Vancouver by creatively and effectively imparting knowledge to Vancouver's residents.

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    Vancouver

    BanVanWaste

    BanVanWaste is a workshop-seminar that promotes a Zero Waste lifestyle by educating, empowering, and harnessing the power of youth. Inspiring young people to take action and get involved.

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    Vancouver

    Walkable Communities

    This project helped the City of Vancouver gain an understanding of what a “walkable community” means from the perspective of Millennials ages 20-34, and identified key aspects of such communities that should be incorporated into its ‘Vancouver Plan’. By 2030, The City of Vancouver hopes 90% of people are living within an easy walk and roll of their daily needs.

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    Metro Vancouver

    VanCityNeeds

    A glowing, visually stimulating installation which uses a QR code decal to connect participants with an online survey. Our aim is to engage youth between the ages of 18 and 25, and to find out what they need in order for the city to feel complete, connected, and culturally vibrant.

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    Vancouver

    VanCanPlan Scavenger Hunt

    We “VanCanPlan”-ed an interactive scavenger hunt and engagement tool that fosters community connections amongst youth while gaining insight on youth opinions. Scavenger hunt locations introduce participants to local businesses or organizations within their community. Participants then fill in a short survey about resiliency and emergency preparedness to unlock clues to the next location and are entered in a prize draw.

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    Vancouver

    Stories of Victoria-Fraserview

    A visual storytelling project that aims to amplify Victoria-Fraserview residents’ lived experiences through mural and street art. Our group of UBC graduate students are working alongside Wendy Mendes (CoV), Zahra Esmail (SVNH), and other city planners, community programmers, and artists to make it happen.

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    Vancouver

    Shield Your Community

    To develop an integrated marketing campaign for 529 Garage that builds brand awareness and recognition. Our task was to create an overall theme, design creative campaign elements and develop media recommendations.

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    Vancouver

    Seeing Green

    Seeing Green will connect Vancouver's citizens through a map and education-based app. Our investment in education creates opportunities for community stewardship. Seeing Green will be the city's go-to resource for green infrastructure education and support the creation and maintenance in Vancouver.

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    Vancouver

    Roots to Resilience: A Community Engagement Framework

    Our framework outlines an engagement process for building ongoing, trust-based relationships with the public. We propose a user experience linking actions and emotions for Green Infrastructure projects. Our vision is to empower residents to advocate for future GI and stronger climate policies.

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    Vancouver

    Reasonably Radical

    A Climate Change Education Podcast is a new form of professional development for our increasingly uncertain world - one that is honest, urgent, hopeful, and above all, radical! This podcast will help all educators see themselves as climate change educators. Join us!

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    Metro Vancouver

    Project Tenantable Tents

    Homeless persons deserve a dignified and habitable living experience in their transition out of temporary living arrangements, such as tent cities. With COVID-19 prevention in mind, Project Tenantable Tents aims to provide basic living amenities to improve sanitation and habitability for the growing Strathcona Park Tent City, while the City of Vancouver works to house campers in more permanent accommodations.

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    Metro Vancouver

    MyCityMyPark

    MyCityMyPark is an engagement initiative aiming to address the gap between youth voices, and parks in Vancouver. Our goal is to support the Vancouver Plan by promoting equity in the City. We created a platform that inspires youth to voice their vision for parks. This is your City. They're your parks.

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    Vancouver

    GI Smart

    GI Smart is an app to help educate Vancouverites about Green Infrastructure sites throughout the city and engage them in volunteer activities through GI information, an interactive GI map, a reporting system for problems with GI sites, and a volunteer system for locals to help maintain GI sites.

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    Vancouver

    FridgeShare: Community Fridges For People to Exchange Food For Free

    FridgeShare exists to address food insecurity and food waste through mutual-aid. A FridgeShare is a community fridge for people to share excess food with those in need. People take what they need or leave what they can, while supporting collective solutions for food insecurity and food waste in our city.

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    Metro Vancouver

    FoodWhere?

    FoodWhere? centres on data from food assets for the Latin American community in Vancouver. We used an environmental scan to analyze online information. We found several information gaps and a lack of food assets which might intensify the food insecurity of this community, in Vancouver.

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    Vancouver

    Exploring our Roles

    Exploring our Roles is an online conversation club for newcomers to look at the topics of colonization, reconciliation, and systemic racism. In this conversation club, we emphasized that we all have a role and responsibility to play in taking meaningful action towards reconciliation.

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    Vancouver

    Expanding Mobility: Equity in Active Transportation

    Equity in active transportation means improving the quality of life of community members by increasing their opportunities to access life-enriching activities through high-quality routes and active transportation options. By using our suggested unbiased census and survey metrics, it’s possible to identity inequity and enact initiatives that can then be measured to ensure efficiency.

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    Vancouver

    Community Kelp

    This is a communication project that aims to interpret the positive economical and ecological effects that kelp aquaculture has locally. The way this is achieved is by exhibiting kelp gardens, creating educational panels and collaborating with other communities that share our goals to spark curiosity and action in the general public to find local creative methods to mitigate ocean acidification.

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    Metro Vancouver

    A Fossil Fuel-Free Future

    What would Vancouver look like without fossil-fueled vehicles? We came up with a fun and safe way to engage youth on the Vancouver Plan during COVID: an online design challenge. Four teams designed their vision for a fossil-fuel-free Vancouver in 2050 and presented their ideas to City staff.

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    Metro Vancouver

    2013 LFAP: Local Food Action Plan Literature Review

    Students from UBC present their literature review for the Vancouver Park Board and CityStudio Vancouver. The question we focused on was how should urban gardens be planned to decolonize and provide a safe space for Indigenous communities?

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    Vancouver + Globally

    Plan Your Vote

    Online application that helps voters plan their vote before going to the ballot box.

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    Vancouver

    Drain Forest

    Drain Forest: a structure to decrease leaf clogging of Vancouver drains.

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    Metro Vancouver

    Tell-a-Friend 3

    Feasibility report for a Tell-a-Friend initiative being integrated into an existing community or immigration support program.

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    Metro Vancouver

    Smarter Parking

    Using artificial intelligence to help Vancouver utilize its existing parking resources more efficiently.

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    Mount Pleasant

    The Lounge

    The Lounge is an alley activation project that aims to provide people of different personalities a safe space to relax, interact, and connect in a highly urbanized setting.

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    Renfrew-Collingwood, Vancouver

    Equity in Leisure Accessibility

    Expand options, market awareness and remove barriers to increase leisure access use and achieve equity in the widening gap between income and affordability.

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    Metro Vancouver

    Tell-a-Friend 2

    An integrated marketing campaign recruiting volunteers for the Tell-a-Friend initiative.

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    Vancouver

    It’s Inexcusable Be Reusable

    Shifting consumer preferences for bringing a reusable drink container and helping them in their push to reduce the number of single-use items consumed by the city on a day to day basis.

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    False Creek

    False Creek Herring

    Formal data collection and best management practices for increasing herring spawning in False Creek.

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    Anywhere

    EcoPouch

    An environmentally-friendly alternative to traditional food storage products.

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    Vancouver

    Rentability

    An app supporting renters through the rental journey to build resiliency.

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    Vancouver

    Street Seats

    An affordable parklet template for local businesses to foster community connections.

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    Metro Vancouver

    Macrame Salon

    A social enterprise beauty salon designed to empower immigrant beauticians.

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    Vancouver

    Raincity

    Educating homeowners about disconnecting their downspout.

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    Terminal Avenue Skytrain Station

    The Living Pallet

    Transforming the underbelly of Skytrain stations using vertical pallet gardens.

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    Anywhere

    Cozy Crates

    To create community agency in placemaking by providing a toolkit for creating free cozy spaces.

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    Vancouver

    Zoned Out

    A guide to enhance current housing strategies by incorporating students’ needs.

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    Vancouver

    Textile Recycling

    Understanding the current opportunities and challenges faced by clothing providers in Vancouver.

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    Vancouver

    ThinkDisaster

    A service that provides local businesses with personalized continuity plans to recover from a disaster faster.

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    Vancouver

    The Coop

    A platform that optimizes the way parents explore, compare and arrange care for their children.

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    Vancouver

    GigCity

    Empowering creative freelancers to find work and build relationships using an online job platform.

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    Vancouver

    Wellbe

    Strengthening workplace communication and interactions that foster wellbeing.

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    False Creek Flats

    Honey, Leaf + Bumble

    A bee awareness centre in Vancouver which provides workshops, tours, a restaurant, and retail space for public education on bees.

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    Branching Out

    Citizen science program enlisting the help of grade three students to collect data on forest health indicators.

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    Vancouver

    Rewild Vancouver

    A wilderness recovery strategy that aims to educate and empower Vancouver’s residents to help the built environment work more closely with the natural environment.

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    Mount Pleasant

    OURS Consignment Hub

    An inclusive consignment and upcycling community to help educate and divert textile waste from landfills.

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    Vancouver

    Rise Up!

    Increasing Indigenous votership and political involvement in Vancouver.

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    Kitsilano Shoreline

    Birds, Barks & Boats

    Spatial analysis of marine bird communities and recreational disturbances along the Kitsilano shoreline.

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    Dunbar

    I Heart Dunbar

    An exercise in bolstering disaster preparedness through neighbourhood pride and connectedness.

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    Cambie Bridge

    Patio Jams

    An interactive music space for people to connect and feel uplifted.

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    Cambie Bridge

    Connect Fort

    A large scale blanket fort that is a space for all ages to meet, connect and play.

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    Cambie Bridge

    City Gone Wild

    An educational installation to show the potential of underutilized urban spaces to enhance biodiversity.

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    Cambie Bridge

    ChalkTalks

    Bringing art and engagement to an underutilized space in the form of public chalkboards.

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    Across Vancouver

    Buddy Up!

    A community board designed to share skills and interests for a more collective Vancouver.

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    Commercial Drive

    YIMBY

    Welcoming and including homeless citizens in neighbourhoods outside of the Downtown Eastside.

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    Imagination Zone

    Umbrella Taxi

    Modelling friendly citizen behaviour and engaging Vancouverites in whimsical conversation.

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    Imagination Zone

    TeaTalk

    TeaTalk is a mobile tea-serving cart that offers space for conversation and social connection.

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    Mount Pleasant

    Street Art

    Fostering connections and reimagining public space through collaborative community art.

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    The Lauren

    Ask Lauren

    Community concierge pilot project creating vertical communities in apartment buildings.

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    Creekside Park, Science World Plaza

    placeLAB

    An innovative experiment in placemaking.

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    Northeast False Creek

    History of Northeast False Creek

    Historical plaques designed to ensure that meaningful stories from the past figure prominently in the way this area is envisaged for the future.

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    Vancouver

    Urban Campfire

    Urban Campfire is a bid to hold communal campfires in public spaces throughout the city.

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    Locarno Beach

    Campfire

    Introducing shared public firepits on Vancouver beaches.

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    Cambie Bridge

    Colouring Cambie

    Colouring Cambie aims to create temporary chalk-painted pedestrian walkways that are interactive and engaging.

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    MacLean Park (Strathcona)

    Deck the Dark

    Improving community safety and encouraging interactive play by illuminating Vancouver’s parks during the dark winter evenings.

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    Grandview-Woodland

    Orphaned Spaces

    Research and mapping of unused public land in the Grandview-Woodland neighbourhood.

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    1800 Spyglass Place

    The Long Table

    A project series connecting high-level, policy-based goals with real people by connecting around a Long Table.

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    East Vancouver

    The Stoop

    Furniture design and research for Vancouver's deconstruction wood waste to meet the 2015 landfill ban.

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    ​SFU Campus

    Ugly Apples

    Ugly Apples is a local, handmade and accessible solution to the problem of food waste.

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    ​Downtown East Side (DTES)

    ​Choy-On-The-Go

    Choy-On-The-Go provides fresh affordable produce to Chinese seniors in the DTES.

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    Imagination Zone

    IllumiLane

    An interactive light up bike and walk way that integrates art into active transportation.

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  • Designing for Difference
    How Does the Public Understand ‘Best Before’ Dates?
    Cultivate Inclusivity
    Connecting employment agencies with employers to uplift individuals that face barriers to employment
    Neighbourhood Clubhouse
    Climate Influx
    Sunset Solutions – Tree Planting, Care & Retention
    Victoria-Fraserview Green Engagement Initiative
    False Creek Water Quality
    Food waste: Educate to mitigate
    Shared Boundaries
    Omniate
    Fence³ (F³)
    De-Reconstruction
    Capra Tilapia
    StudyHubble (Study, Connect, Socialize)
    Restoration Plan for Everett Crowley Park
    The Success of Pacific Herring Net Deployment in False Creek
    Jericho Beach Gold Rush – Pursuit of the elusive forage fish
    Expanding Leisure
    Climate Emergency Dialogues
    How We Move: Feedback from Vancouverites
    7 Symbols of Granville
    Guaranteed Opportunities? Toward an anti-colonial approach to policy analysis for poverty reduction
    The New Commons
    Boardwalk and the Beast: A Case Study in Assessing Park Health
    Metro Vancouver
    Soundscape for a Renewable City
    A sound installation depicting sounds of a renewable city.
    Vancouver
    Engaging With Vancouver Millennials
    Determining how the City of Vancouver can best engage with millennials in the city-wide planning process.
    Vancouver + Globally
    Plan Your Vote
    Online application that helps voters plan their vote before going to the ballot box.
    Vancouver
    Vancouver Underwater
    City-wide Plan advertising campaign.
    Charlson Bay Park
    Charleson Bay Island
    Restoring shoreline and promoting indigenous environmental education.
    Vancouver
    Drain Forest
    Drain Forest: a structure to decrease leaf clogging of Vancouver drains.
    Metro Vancouver
    Tell-a-Friend 3
    Feasibility report for a Tell-a-Friend initiative being integrated into an existing community or immigration support program.
    Metro Vancouver
    Smarter Parking
    Using artificial intelligence to help Vancouver utilize its existing parking resources more efficiently.
    Northeast False Creek
    Building for Biodiversity
    Enhancing Northeast False Creek’s intertidal biodiversity through shoreline design.
    Metro Vancouver
    I Wish Vancouver
    A platform where youth can express what city issues matter to them.
    Metro Vancouver
    LAP – WHAT? HOW? WHY? ENJOY!
    A non-digital marketing strategy to increase awareness and engagement of the Leisure Access Program.
    CycLLIST
    Reducing bike theft one cyclist at a time.
    Vancouver Recreation Centres
    Family Townhall
    An engaging and inclusive method of participatory planning.
    Pop-Up Around Vancouver
    Building Festive Engagement
    A way to increase youth engagement in city planning through festivals and public events.
    Metro Vancouver
    Addressing Food Waste at the Retail Level
    An exploratory study about consumer interactions with produce displays and its effect on food waste.
    Global
    A Taste of Home
    How intergenerational practices of food and culture preservation reduces food waste.
    Mount Pleasant, Vancouver
    Watson St. Whatever the Weather
    A public space created for community connections year round.
    Mount Pleasant
    The Lounge
    The Lounge is an alley activation project that aims to provide people of different personalities a safe space to relax, interact, and connect in a highly urbanized setting.
    Renfrew-Collingwood, Vancouver
    Equity in Leisure Accessibility
    Expand options, market awareness and remove barriers to increase leisure access use and achieve equity in the widening gap between income and affordability.
    Yaletown Roundhouse
    A Simple Practice, Skip the Plastic
    Research-based solutions for overcoming barriers to reusable bag usage.
    Vancouver
    Creating a Zero Waste Vancouver
    Strategies for plastic bag reduction and waste diversion in community centres.
    Vancouver
    Stop! Look! Listen!
    This project is a collaboration- and project-based approach to digital media production.
    Metro Vancouver
    Tell-a-Friend 2
    An integrated marketing campaign recruiting volunteers for the Tell-a-Friend initiative.
    Killarney Community Centre
    Achieving Zero Waste: Testing the slogan ‘Choose to Reuse’
    Testing the effectiveness of the slogan “Choose to Reuse” at Killarney Community Centre.
    Vancouver
    Project Turbocharged
    Electrifying youth to drive change
    Vancouver
    It’s Inexcusable Be Reusable
    Shifting consumer preferences for bringing a reusable drink container and helping them in their push to reduce the number of single-use items consumed by the city on a day to day basis.
    Vancouver
    Voting Tool
    Open source voting tool to plan your vote ahead of time.
    False Creek
    False Creek Herring
    Formal data collection and best management practices for increasing herring spawning in False Creek.
    Vancouver
    Be Smart with Sharps
    Research and recommendations for a safe sharp disposal education campaign.
    Vancouver
    Salvaged Materials Market
    Fostering a market for salvaged materials in Vancouver.
    Vancouver
    A Snapshot of Inclusivity
    Looking at Public Space through the Lenses of Our Citizens.
    Kitsilano
    Discover Kitsilano Walking Tour
    A walking tour showcasing neighborhood resilience to new-comers.
    Anywhere
    EcoPouch
    An environmentally-friendly alternative to traditional food storage products.
    Marpole
    Orphaned Spaces: Marpole
    Research and mapping of unused public spaces in the Marpole neighbourhood.
    Across Canada
    Reconciliation Calls
    Calling non-indigenous students to Truth and Reconciliation action.
    Vancouver
    Rentability
    An app supporting renters through the rental journey to build resiliency.
    Vancouver
    Street Seats
    An affordable parklet template for local businesses to foster community connections.
    Metro Vancouver
    Macrame Salon
    A social enterprise beauty salon designed to empower immigrant beauticians.
    Burnaby Mountain
    Ugilicious: No Waste, Great Taste
    Raising awareness of food waste by using unsold produce to create nutritious meals.
    Marine Gateway
    A Home for Everyone: The Densifiers
    Using mental mapping to create positive notions of high density living.
    Downtown Vancouver
    Public Spaces Documentary
    A documentary project exploring Vancouver’s downtown public spaces
    Vancouver
    Raincity
    Educating homeowners about disconnecting their downspout.
    Metro Vancouver
    Don’t Stop The Raindrop
    Encouraging homeowners to participate in green infrastructure by disconnecting their downspouts.
    Vancouver
    Revisit the Couve
    A social media campaign to combat negative attitudes towards transit in Vancouver.
    Anywhere
    EcoSmart App
    A CO2e diet calculator and community meal sharing app.
    Terminal Avenue Skytrain Station
    The Living Pallet
    Transforming the underbelly of Skytrain stations using vertical pallet gardens.
    Anywhere
    Cozy Crates
    To create community agency in placemaking by providing a toolkit for creating free cozy spaces.
    Vancouver
    Zoned Out
    A guide to enhance current housing strategies by incorporating students’ needs.
    Downtown Vancouver
    Charge and Connect
    Keeping young people connected to the world with free mobile charging stations.
    Vancouver
    Game of Shores
    The board game that teaches youth about Vancouver's shoreline health.
    Vancouver
    Ten Different Things
    Ten local artists provoke, prototype and test new visions of art and civic life in Vancouver.
    Vancouver
    Textile Recycling
    Understanding the current opportunities and challenges faced by clothing providers in Vancouver.
    Vancouver
    Triple E’s
    Exploring the role of students in a Zero Waste Ambassador program.
    Vancouver
    Choose to Reuse (Cool Cup Project)
    Barriers and opportunities to reducing single-use cold cups in restaurants.
    Vancouver City Hall
    Vancouver Student Manifesto
    A student-focused manifesto designed to impact the Vancouver City Plan.
    Vancouver Bike Routes
    Seniors Safely Cycling
    Assessing bike routes for an assisted-cycling program.
    Vancouver & Beyond
    529 Garage Short Films
    Short films in support of the 529 Garage bike recovery service.
    Skytrain Stations
    BlueBox
    Unboxing the stigma around mental health.
    Vancouver
    Student Food Network
    Partnering with food establishments to provide $5 student meals.
    Vancouver & Beyond
    The Night is Young
    A toolkit for designing art-centric, nighttime events for youth.
    Metro Vancouver
    Tell-a-Friend
    Research to support development of the Tell-a-Friend initiative.
    Vancouver
    Zero Paper Cups
    A video promoting the use of reusable cups.
    Harvest Community Foods
    Bike ‘n Business
    Helping to create bike-friendly businesses.
    Vancouver
    Informing Voters to Vote
    Materials to encourage citizen participation in the 2018 municipal election.
    Downtown Eastside
    Mitigating Vancouver’s Urban Heat Island Effect
    Designing physical interventions to keep things cool in the DTES.
    Vancouver
    Living Walls
    Conceptualizing the implementation of ‘Living Walls’ in Vancouver.
    Vancouver
    Environmental Education at Community Centres
    Understanding environmental education and programming offered at each community centre.
    False Creek Shoreline
    Rock’n Shorelines, Happy Seaweed
    Assessing rockweed in False Creek to help restore natural urban ecosystems.
    Vancouver
    Communicating Ecological Footprint
    Communicating ecological footprint information to diverse audiences.
    Vancouver Bike Routes
    Improving Urban Cycling
    Collecting user feedback on safety and comfort of Vancouver's bike routes.
    Vancouver
    ThinkDisaster
    A service that provides local businesses with personalized continuity plans to recover from a disaster faster.
    Vancouver
    The Coop
    A platform that optimizes the way parents explore, compare and arrange care for their children.
    Vancouver
    GigCity
    Empowering creative freelancers to find work and build relationships using an online job platform.
    Vancouver
    Wellbe
    Strengthening workplace communication and interactions that foster wellbeing.
    False Creek Flats
    Honey, Leaf + Bumble
    A bee awareness centre in Vancouver which provides workshops, tours, a restaurant, and retail space for public education on bees.
    Vancouver
    Rewild Vancouver
    A wilderness recovery strategy that aims to educate and empower Vancouver’s residents to help the built environment work more closely with the natural environment.
    Vancouver
    Vancouver Voting Van
    A modern take on increasing political knowledge and participation amongst low-income households.
    Tower Beach Trail
    Guided Mindfulness Walk
    Increasing awareness about the benefits of natural settings for mental well-being.
    Mount Pleasant
    OURS Consignment Hub
    An inclusive consignment and upcycling community to help educate and divert textile waste from landfills.
    Vancouver
    Paths to Sustainability in the Iranian Community
    An investigation of the challenges and possibilities for including the Iranian community in the city's sustainability efforts.
    Vancouver
    Rise Up!
    Increasing Indigenous votership and political involvement in Vancouver.
    Community Centres
    Rewilding Vancouver
    Understanding and promoting environmental education programming through community centres.
    Dunbar
    Road to Resilience
    Engaging the Dunbar community in emergency preparedness.
    Granville Entertainment District
    The Open Washroom Project
    Providing a framework for solving public urination in Downtown Vancouver.
    Grandview-Woodland
    Grandview-Woodlands Block Level Resiliency Toolkit
    A people-based approach to resiliency and emergency preparedness.
    Downtown Eastside (DTES)
    312 Main Community Asset Mapping
    Building the foundation to a resilient neighbourhood.
    Vancouver
    Put Waste in its Place
    An initiative to reduce single-use items by encouraging restaurant patrons to bring reusable containers.
    Vancouver Bike Routes
    Motivation for Movement
    An investigation into barriers and facilitators to youth cycling in Vancouver.
    Kitsilano Shoreline
    Birds, Barks & Boats
    Spatial analysis of marine bird communities and recreational disturbances along the Kitsilano shoreline.
    Vancouver
    Mugshots for Sustainability
    A social media campaign raising awareness of the negative impacts of single-use cups.
    Vancouver
    Do You Really Need That Steak?
    Determining which form of advertising provokes greater engagement around the consumption of red meat.
    Dunbar
    I Heart Dunbar
    An exercise in bolstering disaster preparedness through neighbourhood pride and connectedness.
    Cambie Bridge
    Patio Jams
    An interactive music space for people to connect and feel uplifted.
    Cambie Bridge
    Connect Fort
    A large scale blanket fort that is a space for all ages to meet, connect and play.
    Cambie Bridge
    City Gone Wild
    An educational installation to show the potential of underutilized urban spaces to enhance biodiversity.
    Cambie Bridge
    ChalkTalks
    Bringing art and engagement to an underutilized space in the form of public chalkboards.
    Across Vancouver
    Buddy Up!
    A community board designed to share skills and interests for a more collective Vancouver.
    McAuley Park
    Keys to the Streets
    Bringing free, playable pianos to public spaces in Vancouver.
    Commercial Drive
    YIMBY
    Welcoming and including homeless citizens in neighbourhoods outside of the Downtown Eastside.
    Grandview-Woodland
    East Van Skill Share Fair
    Connecting individuals and building a more self-reliant community.
    Imagination Zone
    Umbrella Taxi
    Modelling friendly citizen behaviour and engaging Vancouverites in whimsical conversation.
    Imagination Zone
    Food Recovery Project
    Revealing Vancouver’s food recovery resources.
    Imagination Zone
    StareChairs
    Urban furniture activated with public art.
    Imagination Zone
    TeaTalk
    TeaTalk is a mobile tea-serving cart that offers space for conversation and social connection.
    Mount Pleasant
    Street Art
    Fostering connections and reimagining public space through collaborative community art.
    Grandview-Woodland
    Britannia Food Share
    Redirecting surplus food from local businesses to a youth meal program.
    Everett Crowley Park
    Outdoor Learning Project 2
    Designing and building the infrastructure that supports outdoor learning in Everett Crowley Park.
    Everett Crowley Park
    Outdoor Learning Project 1
    Encouraging and facilitating outdoor learning inspired by the Park Board's Rewilding Vancouver strategy.
    Stanley Park
    Learning in the Leaves
    Pilot project bringing outdoor classrooms to the city.
    The Lauren
    Ask Lauren
    Community concierge pilot project creating vertical communities in apartment buildings.
    Creekside Park, Science World Plaza
    placeLAB
    An innovative experiment in placemaking.
    Northeast False Creek
    History of Northeast False Creek
    Historical plaques designed to ensure that meaningful stories from the past figure prominently in the way this area is envisaged for the future.
    Vancouver
    Urban Campfire
    Urban Campfire is a bid to hold communal campfires in public spaces throughout the city.
    Kitsilano
    Local Foodsteps
    Signs in your community pointing you to local, sustainable food assets.
    Locarno Beach
    Campfire
    Introducing shared public firepits on Vancouver beaches.
    Cambie Bridge
    Colouring Cambie
    Colouring Cambie aims to create temporary chalk-painted pedestrian walkways that are interactive and engaging.
    Vancouver Transit
    Harassment on Transit
    Exploring social sustainability and geographies of social inclusion in the city.
    MacLean Park (Strathcona)
    Deck the Dark
    Improving community safety and encouraging interactive play by illuminating Vancouver’s parks during the dark winter evenings.
    Jim Deva Plaza
    Living at Bute
    Possibilities for public space in Vancouver's West End.
    North False Creek
    iGo: Bike Network Wayfinding
    Repairing gaps in Vancouver’s bicycle network to improve accessibility for cyclists in the city.
    Woodwards & Science World
    BikeLab: Bike Repair Stations
    Bringing bike repair stations to the streets of Vancouver.
    McAuley Park
    Reimagine Your Park
    Engaging and activating orphaned greenspaces in Vancouver.
    Vancouver
    Van BirdCity
    Research into a bird program for Vancouver.
    Grandview-Woodland
    Orphaned Spaces
    Research and mapping of unused public land in the Grandview-Woodland neighbourhood.
    1800 Spyglass Place
    The Long Table
    A project series connecting high-level, policy-based goals with real people by connecting around a Long Table.
    Downtown Vancouver
    Compost Collective
    Food waste diversion pilot projects in Vancouver’s multi-family buildings.
    East Vancouver
    The Stoop
    Furniture design and research for Vancouver's deconstruction wood waste to meet the 2015 landfill ban.
    ​SFU Campus
    Ugly Apples
    Ugly Apples is a local, handmade and accessible solution to the problem of food waste.
    ​Downtown East Side (DTES)
    ​Choy-On-The-Go
    Choy-On-The-Go provides fresh affordable produce to Chinese seniors in the DTES.
    ​Renfrew Community Park
    Sam the Salmon’s Ravine Quest
    A fun, place-based, experiential learning resource in the form of a quest.
    Arbutus Corridor​
    BIOPOLIS: The Card Game
    An exciting card game centered around biodiversity and fun!
    Imagination Zone
    IllumiLane
    An interactive light up bike and walk way that integrates art into active transportation.