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