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The year was 2010 and the City of Vancouver was alive with ambition and plans to become the greenest city in the world.
They were asking for big ideas to help make that happen. Our idea was CityStudio. We imagined students – with their hope, energy and enthusiasm – at the heart of City Hall helping to solve the city’s most complex problems.

Hearing this, the Deputy City Manager said “Yes!” and the City gave us keys to an office under a bridge…

CityStudio Vancouver Society operates as a social franchise registered under charity number 70832 8497 RR0001.

The studio is situated on the unceded traditional territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations 

Our Academic & Community Partners

SFU
UBC
BCIT
Langara
Northeastern University

CityStudio Manifesto

CityStudio’s manifesto directs what we do, how we do it and why. It reminds us of what matters most about the CityStudio way.

Heart Manifesto

Awards

2020
Canada's Top 100 Recovery Projects
Future of Good
2020
2017
Inspired Educator Award
Canada Green Building Council
2017
2015
Advocate of Architecture Award
Royal Architecture Institute of Canada, Metrovan Chapter
2015
2014
Shortlist - Re-Imagine Education Award
The Wharton School
2014
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
2013

Board of Directors

Bill Dow
Bill Dow
Chair
Dr. Natasha Mrkic Subotic
Dr. Natasha Mrkic Subotic
Vice-Chair
Paul Moore
Paul Moore
Treasurer
Emily Pearson
Emily Pearson
Secretary
Azlan Nur Saidy
Azlan Nur Saidy
Director
Olga Shcherbyna
Olga Shcherbyna
Director
Andrea Reimer
Andrea Reimer
Director
Brady Yano
Brady Yano
Director
Mandeep Sidhu
Mandeep Sidhu
Director
Doug Smith
Doug Smith
Director, City of Vancouver Sustainability Group & Board Ex-Officio
Brad Badelt
Brad Badelt
Assistant Director, Sustainability Group & Board Ex-Officio