Vancouver – CityStudio Vancouver announced today that its model for city-university collaboration has once again expanded with the launch of CityStudio Logan in Queensland, Australia.
The City of Logan is adopting the model in an effort to achieve their vision of becoming an Innovative, Dynamic, City of the Future. They have received academic partnership interest from the ENABLE Network, a group of 13 public high schools in the Logan and Scenic Rim areas, as well as several post-secondary institutions.
CityStudio Logan is the second international adopter of the CityStudio model following the launch of CityStudio Bendigo earlier this year. Within Canada, Logan joins Victoria, BC; Corner Brook, NL; Waterloo, ON; Abbotsford, BC and Brantford, ON in the growing network of CityStudios.
“It’s exciting to see our vision for a network of cities and post-secondary schools working together in deep collaboration become a reality,” commented Duane Elverum, Executive Director and Co-Founder of CityStudio Vancouver. “The model is really starting to take hold in Australia, first with the launch of CityStudio Bendigo and now Logan.”
Representatives from the City of Logan visited Vancouver in 2017 and again earlier this year, meeting with the CityStudio team to learn about bringing the model to their area.
CityStudio was first launched in Vancouver seven years ago with the support of founding partners City of Vancouver and Simon Fraser University as well as the University of British Columbia, Langara College, British Columbia Institute of Technology, Emily Carr University of Art and Design and the Native Education College.