Alley, Vancouver

How could alleyways make our city better?

What is this?

What is this?

We want to look at spaces, places, architecture and design with fresh eyes – yours.

An essential question around the HCMA studios is: "What's Possible?" For a street? A community plan? A pool? A school? A...home page?

We post images and questions that relate to discussions around the studio. If you see something that sparks your curiosity, tell us what you think. You can check out other people's contributions too by viewing all responses.

A single comment, a debate or a consensus could cause a shift, that shifts everything.

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All Responses
  1. How could alleyways make our city better?
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    Bike Lanes
  2. How could alleyways make our city better?
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    underused space
  3. How could alleyways make our city better?
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    add more sidewalks
  4. How could alleyways make our city better?
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    bike paths
  5. How could alleyways make our city better?
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    By reclaiming the space from 4m and upwards and turning it into air-cleaning greenspace.
  6. How could alleyways make our city better?
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    Providing an intimate setting for socializing with a Vancouver-only perspective on the realities, challenges, and great potential of our city.
  7. How could alleyways make our city better?
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    I don't know
  8. How could alleyways make our city better?
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    quiet space away from traffic
  9. How could alleyways make our city better?
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    Fill them with affordable housing
  10. How could alleyways make our city better?
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    Culture
  11. How could alleyways make our city better?
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    diversity of scale when filtering through the various streets of a city.
  12. How could alleyways make our city better?
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    Alleyways provide a great place for cats to lurk and ghosts of gather!
  13. How could alleyways make our city better?
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    Easy. Look at what Sydney and Melbourne Australia have done, and be inspired.
  14. How could alleyways make our city better?
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    Agreed... look to Melbourne!
  15. How could alleyways make our city better?
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    By becoming positive places for people. Clean them up and light them up.
  16. How could alleyways make our city better?
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    Pedestrian streets with street art and public gardens
  17. How could alleyways make our city better?
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    Crime Fighting Ninja Turtles
  18. How could alleyways make our city better?
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    works
  19. How could alleyways make our city better?
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    trees
  20. How could alleyways make our city better?
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    as a food resource
  21. How could alleyways make our city better?
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    Allowing for art to be shared
  22. How could alleyways make our city better?
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    Wasn't the city at one time going to get rid of garbage bins? That would be amazing. Then fill them with murals.
  23. How could alleyways make our city better?
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    treat the alleyway like a long garden
  24. How could alleyways make our city better?
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    tire swings in lots of bright colours
  25. How could alleyways make our city better?
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    make them playgrounds
  26. How could alleyways make our city better?
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    Cars
  27. How could alleyways make our city better?
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    They should be more inviting spaces to walk through rather than places people hide away in. They could be a place to house public art.
  28. How could alleyways make our city better?
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    Make like Melbourne.
  29. How could alleyways make our city better?
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    Clean them, and pay artists to make interventions
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