The ECC Studio

July 26-31, 2019
Toronto, Canada

About the Studio

The Emerging City Champions Studio equips participants with the tools they need to implement their own community projects. Travel expenses are fully covered.

The Studio includes site tours, workshops, and engaging presentations by city building experts. Interactive sessions provide an opportunity for each champion to plan and develop their own project in a collaborative environment. Champions return to their home city equipped with new knowledge, new tools, and specific goals for the next 12 months.

The 2019 Studio takes place from July 27 to 30. Participants must be able to travel to Canada from July 26 to 31, 2019.

Past Presenters

Past presenters and workshop leaders have included:

Gil Peñalosa
8 80 Cities
Jason Roberts
Better Block Foundation
Kim Katrin Milan
Writer, educator, and artist
Jay Pitter
Author and placemaker
Jennifer Hollet
Formerly Twitter Canada
Denise Pinto
Formerly Jane's Walk
Luke Anderson
Stop Gap Foundation
Hunter Franks
The League of Creative Interventionists
Kristyn Wong-Tam
Toronto City Councillor

"Personally, the best part was connecting with the other fellows and staff. It was good for the soul to witness so many different people bonding over a common goal. This program has given me friends for life and a new family of fellow champs I can lean on for support and inspiration."

Varian Shrum
Charlotte, NC

Studio in Action