CityStudio Vancouver is an innovation hub where City staff, students, and community co-create experimental projects to make Vancouver more sustainable, liveable and joyful.


Are you interested in starting a CityStudio in your city or learning about how we started in Vancouver? 

May 24-26, 2017


We invite city and university leaders to join us in Vancouver this May to learn about the CityStudio model and the art of collaborative city building.

Placemaking is a powerful tool for democratic change and a way to stitch communities together – P.K. Das, Architect

Since Art of Cities 2015 we are happy to announce that 5 new CityStudio’s are launching from coast to coast: Victoria, Brantford, Waterloo, Hamilton, Corner Brook. We will share these stories as well as lessons learned and essential program elements to help you design and create your own campus-city hub. 

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Participants will:
  • Explore Vancouver and join the network of participants from other cities
  • Learn how to set up and launch a CityStudio
  • Learn our key organizational lessons for governance, partnerships and financing
  • Use design and dialogue methods for problem solving and collaboration
  • Draw on lessons learned from over 200 CityStudio projects
Who should attend?

If you are city staff, an academic administrator or a faculty leader who is interested in learning how to develop an effective university-community partnership that puts real projects on the ground, we invite you to join us in Vancouver May 2017! We welcome individuals and teams from cities across Canada and around the world.

What does it cost to attend? 
$1200 per person.
This includes:
  • 3 days of learning and workshops with experts and guests from the City of Vancouver and universities and colleges
  • The Art of Cities book, Quick Start Guide and all materials
  • 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 1 dinner, 1 reception and networking evening and
  • all activities, including a bike tour of Vancouver.

This does not include travel nor accommodation. 

 Ready to join us?


Want to know more?
Please visit the Art of Cities page, here
More Questions?

See our FAQ on the Art of Cities page. If you’re still curious about something, please email the Art of Cities Coordinator, Jenn McRae, at <>

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Semester at CityStudio 2014