Arbutus Corridor, Vancouver

What would engage the community here?

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.

Welcome to the conversation.

Where is this?
All Responses
  1. What would engage the community here?
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    rain gardens, daylighted streams
  2. What would engage the community here?
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    variable-scale co-housing
  3. What would engage the community here?
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    contact
  4. What would engage the community here?
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    LIGHTING, LANDSCAPE, SITTING,PLAYGROUND.
  5. What would engage the community here?
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    A park
  6. What would engage the community here?
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    Bike trail
  7. What would engage the community here?
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    A linear bubble pit
  8. What would engage the community here?
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    skywalk
  9. What would engage the community here?
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    eliminate the telephone poles, add a ski lift that can move people off the ground, have a bike/hike path
  10. What would engage the community here?
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    art
  11. What would engage the community here?
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    food
  12. What would engage the community here?
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    roa
  13. What would engage the community here?
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    a greenway with lots of people
  14. What would engage the community here?
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    nice places to sit, gather and talk; safe and separate cycling and walking paths; community gardens and ovens to share food and meals (e.g. Dufferin Grove Park Oven in Toronto);
  15. What would engage the community here?
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    a more park like place, with benches and places to have community
  16. What would engage the community here?
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    spontaneous activity centres that interact with the earth
  17. What would engage the community here?
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    Linear parks and gardens
  18. What would engage the community here?
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    parklet
  19. What would engage the community here?
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    gardens
  20. What would engage the community here?
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    I came here to look at your webpage and would then lose 5 minutes pondering today's question, and another 5 minutes trying to navigate this confusing webpage?
  21. What would engage the community here?
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    LRT
  22. What would engage the community here?
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    green spaces/gardens, bike and walking paths, benches, areas for street performers (Melbourne does this very well)
  23. What would engage the community here?
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    community gardens
  24. What would engage the community here?
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    Royal bay secondary
  25. What would engage the community here?
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    play
  26. What would engage the community here?
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    walkway
  27. What would engage the community here?
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    an urban walk, like the High Line in New York..benches, the occasional play zone and coffee shack
  28. What would engage the community here?
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    park
  29. What would engage the community here?
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    suspended pathways. bridges or walkways that extend upwards over the tracks
  30. What would engage the community here?
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    a zebra and an elephant
  31. What would engage the community here?
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    a summer market as well as fair
  32. What would engage the community here?
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    A public park and walkway! The Highline in New York is amazing and used by so many people.
  33. What would engage the community here?
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    retain rail/tram transportation corridor. Its too difficult to ever replace! bike route and linear park as complementary uses only.
  34. What would engage the community here?
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    a gathering space for the different communities on both sides
  35. What would engage the community here?
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    A really long swimming pool
  36. What would engage the community here?
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    Festivals or even gardening.
  37. What would engage the community here?
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    garens
  38. What would engage the community here?
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    bikes
  39. What would engage the community here?
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    birds
  40. What would engage the community here?
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    Outdoor movies at the tracks
  41. What would engage the community here?
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    A bridge with benchs on top
  42. What would engage the community here?
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    elephants
  43. What would engage the community here?
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    Elevated patio space, with benches and tables
  44. What would engage the community here?
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    A reason to actually be here!
  45. What would engage the community here?
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    community garden
  46. What would engage the community here?
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    food truck row, or something like the high line in New York?
  47. What would engage the community here?
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    community gardens, gathering places, farmer's markets, artists gatherings on weekends
  48. What would engage the community here?
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    A pedal-powered musical railway machine
  49. What would engage the community here?
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    free beer
  50. What would engage the community here?
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    space to gather
  51. What would engage the community here?
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    bike path!
  52. What would engage the community here?
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    restaurant on wheels
All Experiments

We hope this experiment tilts perspectives and inspires curiosity and conversation about the built environment.

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