Art of Cities is the conference for learning to
build and launch a CityStudio in your city.
The Art of Cities 2017, held this past May at the studio, focused on expanding and enriching the global alliance of city-university partnerships in Canada and around the world. It was presented through 10 modules that included sessions both inside and outside of the studio ranging from presentations, social engagements, workshops, dialogue and design, and biking/walking tours.
Read the Art of Cites 2017 report.
Since Art of Cities 2015 we are happy to announce that 5 new CityStudio inspired hubs have launched from coast to coast: Victoria, Brantford, Waterloo, Hamilton, Corner Brook. These stories, as well as lessons learned through our own experience over the past five years will be shared at the conference, plus essential program elements to help design and create similar campus-city experimentation and innovation hubs worldwide.
“Placemaking is a powerful tool for democratic change and a way to stitch communities together.” – P.K. Das, Architect
- Explore Vancouver and joined 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
- Us design and dialogue methods for problem solving and collaboration
- Draw on lessons learned from over 200 CityStudio projects
City staff, academic administrators, faculty leaders and others interested in learning how to develop an inspiring and effective university-community partnership that puts students in the centre of real projects on the ground are welcome to attend.
The Art of Cities will be hosted at CityStudio, 1800 Spyglass Place, in Vancouver, BC.
CityStudio is an experimentation and innovation hub for the City of Vancouver where city staff, experts and students from 7 universities and colleges co-create projects that support city programs. Since 2011, CityStudio has engaged over 3,500 students, 167 faculty and 113 City of Vancouver staff, contributing over 125,000 hours of project action, skills training and public sector innovation towards making Vancouver more liveable, joyful and sustainable.
Meet the team here.