Cities are better
when we build
them together.

About Us

CityStudio Vancouver is an innovation hub, founded together with SFU and the City of Vancouver, where city staff, students, faculty and community work together to design experimental projects that make Vancouver more sustainable, liveable and joyful.

Convene City Staff

Once a year we convene City staff to identify and develop project concepts that further Vancouver's strategic aims.

Design Projects Together

As part of their coursework, students work together with City staff to co-create pilot projects for the benefit of community.

Match Projects with Schools

We match these projects with courses at our partner schools, ensuring a strong fit between city needs and faculty expertise.

Launch Projects in Public

Final projects are launched by students as experiments and pilot projects in the community to test what works.

Who We Work With

CityStudio works with cities, post-secondary schools, faculty and students. Learn more about our partners and how to collaborate on a project.

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Our Projects

Co-creating and launching experimental projects in community is what CityStudio is all about. It's how we build a better city together.

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The Value for Cities

CityStudio is designed to inspire creativity and innovation in City Hall. This leads to increased engagement, inclusivity, partnerships and grad retention within the city.

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Buddy Up! project

Buddy Up!

A community board designed to share skills and interests.

Student Food Network project

Student Food Network

Partnering with food establishments to provide $5 student meals.

529 Garage Short Films

529 Garage Short Films

Short films in support of the 529 Garage bike recovery service.

On the Blog

Climate emergency projects likely coming to CityStudio

SFU, UBC students recognized for innovative projects at HUBBUB #12

CityStudio Abbotsford celebrates one year of innovative city building

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Launch a CityStudio in your city

It all starts at the Art of Cities conference.

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Our Founding Partners
Our Academic & Community Partners
Vancouver Foundation