Our Projects

  • Life in False Creek: Herring Spawning 2022

    We built, deployed, and monitored herring nets while sampling water conditions in False Creek. Through analysis, we estimate that shortly after a spawning event there was a total of 135,000 eggs on all the nets in the Creek!! Expansion of efforts like net deployment and habitat restoration are necessary as it would provide degraded herring population more suitable substrate for egg development.

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    Equitable Green Interventions for False Creek South

    South False Creek put Vancouver on the map for its innovative green planning, mixed- income housing and careful design principles. The neighbourhood is undergoing a new plan—the process needs to incorporate climate emergency goals, affordable housing and equity. Our plan includes inclusionary zoning, green development levies and small-scale interventions that allow for development while mitigating the effects of green gentrification.

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    The Laneway Menu

    The Laneway Menu invites communities to create better laneways in Vancouver by streamlining the activation processes in an accessible, step-by-step toolkit. By offering adaptable development templates to address the local needs of any activation, this toolkit hopes to eliminate information barriers to encourage equity amongst Vancouver neighbourhoods, and inspire a sense of civil agency within our City.

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    Pedestrian Road Safety

    Our project was an Integrated marketing communications campaign that aims to communicate the responsibility young pedestrians have for their own safety. Our main goal is to make teenagers feel responsible for their own safety

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    I Wish I Took the Bus

    We created a campaign to promote the implementation of new priority bus lanes, congruent with Vancouver’s climate emergency plan. This campaign is centred around all the benefits that this initiative could provide, namely, a more efficient and convenient transit system, as well as the incentive to shift toward sustainable modes of transportation.

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    Clean Cooking with Electricity

    Burning gas for cooking is not only a threat to climate action but also to human health, as these appliances are sources of indoor air pollution. Clean Cooking with Electricity encompasses a public census, marketing campaign, and infographic recommendations to provide an evaluation based on equity, diversity, and inclusion to encourage Vancouverites to make the switch to induction stoves.

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    Beat the Heat

    A series of recommendations that addresses preparing for and responding to extreme heat events. This project aims to help protect seniors from heat-related illness and death by improving health communication from the government to the public, raising awareness on extreme heat events, and inspiring community mobilization.

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    As Green As The Trees

    Working with the Vancouver Parks Board, we were tasked with finding a solution for their lack of electrical charging infrastructure for current battery powered landscaping equipment at their parks and service centres. Our aim is to design a framework, universal to all locations, that will allow for the implementation of the electric charging infrastructure.

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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

    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

    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

    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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    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

    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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  • How Does the Public Understand ‘Best Before’ Dates?
    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
    The Success of Pacific Herring Net Deployment in False Creek
    Jericho Beach Gold Rush – Pursuit of the elusive forage fish
    Climate Emergency Dialogues
    How We Move: Feedback from Vancouverites
    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
    Project Turbocharged
    Electrifying youth to drive change
    Downtown Eastside (DTES)
    312 Main Community Asset Mapping
    Building the foundation to a resilient neighbourhood.