Janet Moore & Duane Elverum
Every city in the world needs a CityStudio
In a showcase talk, Janet Moore and Duane Elverum describe how students of the future will “make the course instead of take the course” via innovative project hubs, much like CityStudio in Vancouver, BC. Recorded at TEDxVancouver at Rogers Arena on November 14, 2015.
Janet Moore and Duane Elverum are helping to create the cities of tomorrow. As co-founders and directors of CityStudio they have developed an experimentation and innovation hub for the City of Vancouver where staff, experts and students from universities and colleges co-create projects and generate innovative solutions to the complex sustainability challenges that we face in cities today. These projects improve our city and enrich our neighbourhoods, making the city more livable, joyful and sustainable.
In the past 3 years CityStudio has engaged 127 students in the Studio Program; 1878 students in the Partner Course Network; 75 Faculty across 6 campuses; 40 City of Vancouver staff; and over 100 guests in dialogue and consultation. The program has encouraged participation from over 1500 people at community events and logged over 50,000 hours of training, projects and community action towards collaborative city building.
Cities need strategies to engage young people as both leaders and decision makers, and CityStudio helps City Hall find ways to include student passion and ideas in the co-creation of the city. The program imagines a future where City Hall is a more permeable, accessible and energetic hub of urban innovation in cities across North America.