Our Projects

  • Restoring Musqueam Watershed

    An exploration of landscape design strategies through a portion of the Musqueam Watershed, where three creeks flow. The project aims to improve stormwater management in order to address downstream flood risk, water pollution and climate change while enhancing habitat. A series of proposed blue-green infrastructure strategies speculate on how to restore natural hydrologic processes to enhance the resilience of the watershed.

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    Community Organization Networks and GRI Engagement

    The City of Vancouver's Green Infrastructure branch is looking for innovative and exciting ways to engage with communities across the city to create dialogue about green rainwater infrastructure. This project explores first steps to building relationships with non-profits and neighbourhood houses that will result in increased engagement and mutual benefits.

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    Filipinx Engagement

    This project explores the barriers & tools for engaging the Filipinx community on Green Rainwater Infrastructure in Vancouver.

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    Why Did the Bee Cross the Road?

    A design guide that will assist in the scalable optimization of bioretention bulges in the City of Vancouver, by using green rainwater infrastructure strategies. This guide will also promote the use of specific vegetation to improve connectivity amongst these bulges as part of a pollinator pathway. By enhancing these pollinator corridors, this guide supports local biodiversity.

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    GI Grow

    GI Grow addresses the question of integrating closed-loop recycling options into green infrastructure by suggesting recycled materials that can be incorporated during construction. GI Grow discusses ecological and economic benefits of the proposed materials, promotes community engagement, and has created a bioswale model and physical prototype of a recycled tree watering bag to demonstrate parts of the closed-loop supply chain.

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

    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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    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

    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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