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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.

Bringing Public Spaces to Life

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

Where Does the Rain Go?

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

Hydrological engineering for the health of the Hinge Park wetland system

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

Engaging Vancouver’s New Canadians

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

Pathways to Connection

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

Community Coffee Talks

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

Minecraft, COVID Spaces, and the City of Vancouver

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Our project aims to engage youth in the reimagining of outdoor COVID spaces...

Air Patrol

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A comic book that focuses on the adventures of a young boy and...

Weaponizing the Enemy

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An unconventional solution for promoting stream health, salmon return, and contributing to the...

Stanley Park Train Retrofit Project

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EvoLoop is a team of undergraduate Sustainable Energy Engineering students who are continuing...

Autonomous Vancouver

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Autonomous Vancouver is a response to the challenge given to us to re-imagine...

Where There’s a Willow, There’s a Way

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Our rehabilitation project aims to remove the dominant invasive species, Himalayan Blackberry, from...

Absorb the Noise!

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Absorb the Noise aims to create interactive public green space along transit corridors:...

How We Got Here: The Legacy of Anti-Black Racism in Vancouver’s Urban Renewal Policies

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This project details City policies regarding the displacement of Vancouver’s Black and African...

Service Industry & COVID-19

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The essence of the project is collecting and analyzing data on differences in...

Commemorative Picnic Tables

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Our group has created an innovative place-making strategy that provides permanent recognition of...

Community Organization Networks and GRI Engagement

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The City of Vancouver's Green Infrastructure branch is looking for innovative and exciting...

HoodHub

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A reimagined neighborhood corner store that facilitates much more than simply groceries. Other...

Filipinx Engagement

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This project explores the barriers & tools for engaging the Filipinx community on...

Why Did the Bee Cross the Road?

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A design guide that will assist in the scalable optimization of bioretention bulges...

Stanley Park Railway Revitalization

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Over the past few years, the long loved Stanley Park Train has fallen...

Street food for Bees

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Green rainwater infrastructure sites are small areas of planted municipal land that help...

B.C. Housing: Endemic

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An inquiry into BC Housing and Rental markets since the onset of the...

Urine Trouble

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

School Active Travel Program (Remastered)

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

Pop-IN Assessment

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

Better Benches

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

Beat the Heat

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

artogo

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An interactive and self-guided iOS app that delivers the first ever digital art...

Bike Buddy

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An app that helps cyclists navigate, plan and discover bike routes around Vancouver....

Bridging the Gap

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Research that aims to provide recommendations for overcoming barriers to widespread green infrastructure...

Dialogue Diary

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A resource that invites engagement among marginalized groups around key topics to build...

Erasing Erasure

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An EDI Driven program that brings to light the untold Indigenous histories of...

Monitoring the St. George Rainway Co-Benefits

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Assessing the co-benefits of the St. George Rainway green rainwater infrastructure project. Our...

Penguin Rewards

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This cute, fluffy Penguin helps you get healthier and wealthier while keeping our...

Reimagining Roadways: Promising Practices for Open Streets

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Reimagining how streets are used for transportation. Recommendations for how to best implement...

Colour, Kits, and Connection

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Improving community emergency preparedness with community-based kit drives and spreading emergency preparedness awareness...

Sending Smiles

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

Digital Literacy and Older Adults’ Experiences with Technology

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This project aims to address the digital divide through the perspectives of older...

Determining the Walkability of Neighbourhoods for Older Adults during the Pandemic

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This project aims to use a custom neighborhood environment walkability scale alongside Walk...

VanCityNeeds

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A glowing, visually stimulating installation which uses a QR code decal to connect...

VanCanPlan Scavenger Hunt

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We “VanCanPlan”-ed an interactive scavenger hunt and engagement tool that fosters community connections...

MyCityMyPark

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MyCityMyPark is an engagement initiative aiming to address the gap between youth voices,...

GI Smart

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GI Smart is an app to help educate Vancouverites about Green Infrastructure sites...

Expanding Mobility: Equity in Active Transportation

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Equity in active transportation means improving the quality of life of community members...

A Fossil Fuel-Free Future

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What would Vancouver look like without fossil-fueled vehicles? We came up with a...

Designing for Difference

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Cultivate Inclusivity

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Connecting employment agencies with employers to uplift individuals that face barriers to employment

Neighbourhood Clubhouse

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Climate Influx

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StudyHubble (Study, Connect, Socialize)

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Climate Emergency Dialogues

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How We Move: Feedback from Vancouverites

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7 Symbols of Granville

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Guaranteed Opportunities? Toward an anti-colonial approach to policy analysis for poverty reduction

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The New Commons

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Boardwalk and the Beast: A Case Study in Assessing Park Health

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Soundscape for a Renewable City

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A sound installation depicting sounds of a renewable city.

Family Townhall

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An engaging and inclusive method of participatory planning.

Building Festive Engagement

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A way to increase youth engagement in city planning through festivals and public...

Addressing Food Waste at the Retail Level

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An exploratory study about consumer interactions with produce displays and its effect on...

A Taste of Home

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How intergenerational practices of food and culture preservation reduces food waste.

Project Turbocharged

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Electrifying youth to drive change

A Snapshot of Inclusivity

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Looking at Public Space through the Lenses of Our Citizens.

EcoPouch

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An environmentally-friendly alternative to traditional food storage products.

Reconciliation Calls

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Calling non-indigenous students to Truth and Reconciliation action.

Rentability

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

Street Seats

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

Macrame Salon

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A social enterprise beauty salon designed to empower immigrant beauticians.

Ugilicious: No Waste, Great Taste

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Raising awareness of food waste by using unsold produce to create nutritious meals.

EcoSmart App

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A CO2e diet calculator and community meal sharing app.

Cozy Crates

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

Zoned Out

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

Charge and Connect

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Keeping young people connected to the world with free mobile charging stations.

Ten Different Things

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Ten local artists provoke, prototype and test new visions of art and civic...

Triple E’s

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Exploring the role of students in a Zero Waste Ambassador program.

Vancouver Student Manifesto

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A student-focused manifesto designed to impact the Vancouver City Plan.

Student Food Network

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Partnering with food establishments to provide $5 student meals.

The Night is Young

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A toolkit for designing art-centric, nighttime events for youth.

Bike ‘n Business

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Helping to create bike-friendly businesses.

Informing Voters to Vote

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Materials to encourage citizen participation in the 2018 municipal election.

Living Walls

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Conceptualizing the implementation of ‘Living Walls’ in Vancouver.

Communicating Ecological Footprint

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Communicating ecological footprint information to diverse audiences.

ThinkDisaster

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

The Coop

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

GigCity

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

Wellbe

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Strengthening workplace communication and interactions that foster wellbeing.

Vancouver Voting Van

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A modern take on increasing political knowledge and participation amongst low-income households.

Rise Up!

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Increasing Indigenous votership and political involvement in Vancouver.

Patio Jams

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

Connect Fort

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A large scale blanket fort that is a space for all ages to...

City Gone Wild

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

ChalkTalks

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

Buddy Up!

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

Keys to the Streets

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Bringing free, playable pianos to public spaces in Vancouver.

YIMBY

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

East Van Skill Share Fair

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Connecting individuals and building a more self-reliant community.

Lighter Footprint

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Ambassador program that equips neighbours to collectively lower their ecological footprint.

Umbrella Taxi

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Modelling friendly citizen behaviour and engaging Vancouverites in whimsical conversation.

Food Recovery Project

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Revealing Vancouver’s food recovery resources.

StareChairs

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Urban furniture activated with public art.

TeaTalk

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

Imagination Zone

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Five experiments in art and engagement in Northeast False Creek.

Street Art

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Fostering connections and reimagining public space through collaborative community art.

Britannia Food Share

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Redirecting surplus food from local businesses to a youth meal program.

Outdoor Learning Project 1

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Encouraging and facilitating outdoor learning inspired by the Park Board's Rewilding Vancouver strategy.

Learning in the Leaves

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Pilot project bringing outdoor classrooms to the city.

Ask Lauren

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Community concierge pilot project creating vertical communities in apartment buildings.

placeLAB

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An innovative experiment in placemaking.

History of Northeast False Creek

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Historical plaques designed to ensure that meaningful stories from the past figure prominently...

Local Foodsteps

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Signs in your community pointing you to local, sustainable food assets.

Campfire

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Introducing shared public firepits on Vancouver beaches.

Colouring Cambie

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

Harassment on Transit

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Exploring social sustainability and geographies of social inclusion in the city.

Deck the Dark

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

Living at Bute

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Possibilities for public space in Vancouver's West End.

iGo: Bike Network Wayfinding

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Repairing gaps in Vancouver’s bicycle network to improve accessibility for cyclists in the...

BikeLab: Bike Repair Stations

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Bringing bike repair stations to the streets of Vancouver.

Reimagine Your Park

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Engaging and activating orphaned greenspaces in Vancouver.

Van BirdCity

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Research into a bird program for Vancouver.

Orphaned Spaces

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

Ugly Apples

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

​Choy-On-The-Go

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

Sam the Salmon’s Ravine Quest

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A fun, place-based, experiential learning resource in the form of a quest.

BIOPOLIS: The Card Game

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An exciting card game centered around biodiversity and fun!

IllumiLane

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