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.
A sound installation depicting sounds of a renewable city.
Determining how the City of Vancouver can best engage with millennials in the city-wide planning process.
Online application that helps votes plan their vote before going to the ballot box.
City-wide Plan advertising campaign.
Restoring shoreline and promoting indigenous environmental education.
Drain Forest: a structure to decrease leaf clogging of Vancouver drains.
Feasibility report for a Tell-a-Friend initiative being integrated into an existing community or immigration support program.
Using artificial intelligence to help Vancouver utilize its existing parking resources more efficiently.
Enhancing Northeast False Creek’s intertidal biodiversity through shoreline design.
A platform where youth can express what city issues matter to them.
A non-digital marketing strategy to increase awareness and engagement of the Leisure Access Program.
Reducing bike theft one cyclist at a time.
An engaging and inclusive method of participatory planning.
A way to increase youth engagement in city planning through festivals and public events.
An exploratory study about consumer interactions with produce displays and its effect on food waste.
How intergenerational practices of food and culture preservation reduces food waste.
A public space created for community connections year round.
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.
Expand options, market awareness and remove barriers to increase leisure access use and achieve equity in the widening gap between income and affordability.
Research-based solutions for overcoming barriers to reusable bag usage.
Strategies for plastic bag reduction and waste diversion in community centres.
This project is a collaboration- and project-based approach to digital media production.
An integrated marketing campaign recruiting volunteers for the Tell-a-Friend initiative.
Testing the effectiveness of the slogan “Choose to Reuse” at Killarney Community Centre.
Electrifying youth to drive change
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.
Open source voting tool to plan your vote ahead of time.
Formal data collection and best management practices for increasing herring spawning in False Creek.
Research and recommendations for a safe sharp disposal education campaign.
Fostering a market for salvaged materials in Vancouver.
Looking at Public Space through the Lenses of Our Citizens.
A walking tour showcasing neighborhood resilience to new-comers.
An environmentally-friendly alternative to traditional food storage products.
Research and mapping of unused public spaces in the Marpole neighbourhood.
Calling non-indigenous students to Truth and Reconciliation action.
An app supporting renters through the rental journey to build resiliency.
An affordable parklet template for local businesses to foster community connections.
A social enterprise beauty salon designed to empower immigrant beauticians.
Raising awareness of food waste by using unsold produce to create nutritious meals.
Using mental mapping to create positive notions of high density living.
A documentary project exploring Vancouver’s downtown public spaces
Educating homeowners about disconnecting their downspout.
Encouraging homeowners to participate in green infrastructure by disconnecting their downspouts.
A social media campaign to combat negative attitudes towards transit in Vancouver.
A CO2e diet calculator and community meal sharing app.
Transforming the underbelly of Skytrain stations using vertical pallet gardens.
To create community agency in placemaking by providing a toolkit for creating free cozy spaces.
A guide to enhance current housing strategies by incorporating students’ needs.
Keeping young people connected to the world with free mobile charging stations.
The board game that teaches youth about Vancouver's shoreline health.
Ten local artists provoke, prototype and test new visions of art and civic life in Vancouver.
Understanding the current opportunities and challenges faced by clothing providers in Vancouver.
Exploring the role of students in a Zero Waste Ambassador program.
Barriers and opportunities to reducing single-use cold cups in restaurants.
A student-focused manifesto designed to impact the Vancouver City Plan.
Assessing bike routes for an assisted-cycling program.
Short films in support of the 529 Garage bike recovery service.
Unboxing the stigma around mental health.
Partnering with food establishments to provide $5 student meals.
A toolkit for designing art-centric, nighttime events for youth.
Research to support development of the Tell-a-Friend initiative.
A video promoting the use of reusable cups.
Helping to create bike-friendly businesses.
Materials to encourage citizen participation in the 2018 municipal election.
Designing physical interventions to keep things cool in the DTES.
Conceptualizing the implementation of ‘Living Walls’ in Vancouver.
Understanding environmental education and programming offered at each community centre.
Assessing rockweed in False Creek to help restore natural urban ecosystems.
Communicating ecological footprint information to diverse audiences.
Collecting user feedback on safety and comfort of Vancouver's bike routes.
A service that provides local businesses with personalized continuity plans to recover from a disaster faster.
A platform that optimizes the way parents explore, compare and arrange care for their children.
Empowering creative freelancers to find work and build relationships using an online job platform.
Strengthening workplace communication and interactions that foster wellbeing.
A bee awareness centre in Vancouver which provides workshops, tours, a restaurant, and retail space for public education on bees.
Citizen science program enlisting the help of grade three students to collect data on forest health indicators.
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.
A modern take on increasing political knowledge and participation amongst low-income households.
Increasing awareness about the benefits of natural settings for mental well-being.
An inclusive consignment and upcycling community to help educate and divert textile waste from landfills.
An investigation of the challenges and possibilities for including the Iranian community in the city's sustainability efforts.
Increasing Indigenous votership and political involvement in Vancouver.
Understanding and promoting environmental education programming through community centres.
Engaging the Dunbar community in emergency preparedness.
Providing a framework for solving public urination in Downtown Vancouver.
A people-based approach to resiliency and emergency preparedness.
Building the foundation to a resilient neighbourhood.
An initiative to reduce single-use items by encouraging restaurant patrons to bring reusable containers.
An investigation into barriers and facilitators to youth cycling in Vancouver.
Spatial analysis of marine bird communities and recreational disturbances along the Kitsilano shoreline.
A social media campaign raising awareness of the negative impacts of single-use cups.
Determining which form of advertising provokes greater engagement around the consumption of red meat.
Furniture designs developed entirely from upcycled source material.
An exercise in bolstering disaster preparedness through neighbourhood pride and connectedness.
An interactive music space for people to connect and feel uplifted.
A large scale blanket fort that is a space for all ages to meet, connect and play.
An educational installation to show the potential of underutilized urban spaces to enhance biodiversity.
Bringing art and engagement to an underutilized space in the form of public chalkboards.
A community board designed to share skills and interests for a more collective Vancouver.
Recycling in all City of Vancouver parks.
Bringing free, playable pianos to public spaces in Vancouver.
Welcoming and including homeless citizens in neighbourhoods outside of the Downtown Eastside.
Connecting individuals and building a more self-reliant community.
Ambassador program that equips neighbours to collectively lower their ecological footprint.
Modelling friendly citizen behaviour and engaging Vancouverites in whimsical conversation.
Revealing Vancouver’s food recovery resources.
Urban furniture activated with public art.
TeaTalk is a mobile tea-serving cart that offers space for conversation and social connection.
Five experiments in art and engagement in Northeast False Creek.
Fostering connections and reimagining public space through collaborative community art.
Redirecting surplus food from local businesses to a youth meal program.
Designing and building the infrastructure that supports outdoor learning in Everett Crowley Park.
Encouraging and facilitating outdoor learning inspired by the Park Board's Rewilding Vancouver strategy.
Pilot project bringing outdoor classrooms to the city.
Community concierge pilot project creating vertical communities in apartment buildings.
An innovative experiment in placemaking.
Historical plaques designed to ensure that meaningful stories from the past figure prominently in the way this area is envisaged for the future.
Urban Campfire is a bid to hold communal campfires in public spaces throughout the city.
Signs in your community pointing you to local, sustainable food assets.
Introducing shared public firepits on Vancouver beaches.
Colouring Cambie aims to create temporary chalk-painted pedestrian walkways that are interactive and engaging.
Exploring social sustainability and geographies of social inclusion in the city.
Improving community safety and encouraging interactive play by illuminating Vancouver’s parks during the dark winter evenings.
Possibilities for public space in Vancouver's West End.
Repairing gaps in Vancouver’s bicycle network to improve accessibility for cyclists in the city.
Bringing bike repair stations to the streets of Vancouver.
Engaging and activating orphaned greenspaces in Vancouver.
Research into a bird program for Vancouver.
Research and mapping of unused public land in the Grandview-Woodland neighbourhood.
A project series connecting high-level, policy-based goals with real people by connecting around a Long Table.
Food waste diversion pilot projects in Vancouver’s multi-family buildings.
Furniture design and research for Vancouver's deconstruction wood waste to meet the 2015 landfill ban.
Ugly Apples is a local, handmade and accessible solution to the problem of food waste.
Choy-On-The-Go provides fresh affordable produce to Chinese seniors in the DTES.
A fun, place-based, experiential learning resource in the form of a quest.
An exciting card game centered around biodiversity and fun!
An interactive light up bike and walk way that integrates art into active transportation.
Read the latest news and stories from the CityStudio community.
Rent the Studio
1800 Spyglass Place