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, joyful, and inclusive.

Conven City Staff
Once a year we convene City staff to identify and develop project concepts that further Vancouver’s strategic aims.
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Match Projects with Schools
We match these projects with courses at our partner schools, ensuring a strong fit between city needs and faculty expertise.
2
Design Projects Together
As part of their coursework, students work together with City staff to co-create pilot projects for the benefit of community.
3
Launch Projects in Public
Final projects are launched by students as experiments and pilot projects in the community to test what works.
4
Share and Scale Projects
The results are presented at HUBBUB, a celebratory showcase where students, City staff, citizens and elected officials connect to make these solutions permanent.
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2020

Canada’s Top 100 Recovery Projects
Future of Good
2017

Inspired Educator Award
Canada Green Building Council
2015

Advocate of Architecture Award
Royal Architecture Institute of Canada, Metrovan Chapter
2014

Shortlist - Re-Imagine Education Award
The Wharton School
2013

Best Practice Case Study
Tendensor’s 15-region EU study outlining Tools and Strategies for Innovative Talent Retention in Cities

Cordes Innovation Award (first Canadian recipient)
Ashoka U

Willis Award for Innovation - awarded to the City of Vancouver
Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators

Top 10 groundbreaking initiative leading social change and innovation in Canada
Tides Canada