CityStudio Vancouver is an innovation hub where City staff, students, and community co-create experimental projects to make Vancouver more sustainable, liveable and joyful.
Through the launching of experimental projects on-the-ground, university students learn the skills they need to succeed in today’s economy and inspire action in the community and government.
Explore past projects, courses and stories from CityStudio Vancouver.
Interested? Learn how you can get involved in collaborative city-building with us.
Have a listen to Co-Founders Janet Moore and Duane Elverum at TEDx Vancouver:
Get a taste of the Semester at CityStudio program:
Rewild Vancouver at Hubbub 7
CityStudio Imagination Zone Poster sm
CityStudio Year 3!
Collaborative City Building in Vancouver
Ask the Big Questions
What Matters Most?
The CityStudio Way
Purpose, Practices, Values and Outcomes
Go on Retreat!
Camp Capilano, 2014
Celebrate With Us At Events
Project exhibition and celebration at the Wise Hall
Bring your Friends to the Studio
Get Projects Going on the Ground
Design and build a new community gardens as part of the urban food strategy
Get Projects on the Ground
Mayor Gregor Launches Keys to the Streets at the VAG
TEDx Vancouver CityStudio
Work With City Staff
Projects are initiated and guided by city staff
Present Your Work to the City
Mayor Robertson at CityStudio Exhibition
Shape Your City in a Capstone Course
Work on urban interventions that hit the ground
Participate in City Events
Students assist with Vancouver's Cities Summit
Meet and Host Decision Makers in Vancouver
City councillors, staff and community guests visit and advise on projects
Learn Dialogue Skills
Engage in complex thinking with guests and each other to re-imagine possibilities
Learn 2D and 3D Design Skills
Turn research and strategic thinking into concrete outcomes
Go on Best Practice Tours
Professor John Robinson and students at CIRS
Go on Field Trips
Develop Skills for Group Projects
Learn skills for effective collaboration
Connect with Students from 6 Schools
CityStudio coordinates a large network of students and instructors in Vancouver
Thrive in the Social Atmosphere
The studio is a place for creativity and relaxation
Connect to City Hall
The Mayor Proclaims April 17, 2012 as The City is the Classroom Day
Connect Project Work to Vancouver's Goals
Work on projects that matter to Vancouver
Get the Mayor Excited about your Work!
Mayor Robertson Opens CityStudio Dialogue and Exhibition
Learn How the City Works
Develop projects with city experts on the ground
Learn Skills for Collaboration
Learn how to bring your best work to the group