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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    Urine Trouble

    Need to pee in public? Urine trouble. A methodology for accessible and inclusive washrooms in the Commercial-Broadway area. The methodology centres the expansion of Vancouver's public washroom network and advances recommendations for future washrooms, including higher standards of maintenance, harm-reduction principles, hygiene products/disposal, enhanced safety mechanisms, adequate floor space, and a web app.

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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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    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

    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

    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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    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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    Vancouver

    Drain Forest

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

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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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    Branching Out

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

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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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  • Sunset Solutions – Tree Planting, Care & Retention
    False Creek Water Quality
    Shared Boundaries
    Omniate
    Capra Tilapia
    The Success of Pacific Herring Net Deployment in False Creek
    Jericho Beach Gold Rush – Pursuit of the elusive forage fish
    The New Commons
    Boardwalk and the Beast: A Case Study in Assessing Park Health
    Vancouver
    Drain Forest
    Drain Forest: a structure to decrease leaf clogging of Vancouver drains.
    Northeast False Creek
    Building for Biodiversity
    Enhancing Northeast False Creek’s intertidal biodiversity through shoreline design.
    False Creek
    False Creek Herring
    Formal data collection and best management practices for increasing herring spawning in False Creek.
    Kitsilano Shoreline
    Birds, Barks & Boats
    Spatial analysis of marine bird communities and recreational disturbances along the Kitsilano shoreline.
    Arbutus Corridor​
    BIOPOLIS: The Card Game
    An exciting card game centered around biodiversity and fun!