CityStudio is an experimentation and innovation hub for the City of Vancouver where staff, students and community members design and launch projects on the ground

Save the Date: Art of Cities in Vancouver May 24-26, 2017

Poster 2017Are you interested in starting a CityStudio in your city or learning about how we started in Vancouver? 

We invite senior decision makers from municipalities and universities to join us in Vancouver this May to learn about the CityStudio model and the art of collaborative city building.

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. 

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?

We welcome individuals and teams from interested cities, universities and colleges. Are you a senior municipal staff, senior academic administrator or faculty leader who would like to learn how to develop effective university-community partnerships? We’d love to host you in Vancouver May 2017!


Please email us at and we’ll add you to our mailing list for Art of Cities 2017.




Semester at CityStudio 2014