Creating Cities for All.

We are a non-profit organization. We bring citizens together to enhance mobility and public space so that together we can create more vibrant, healthy, and equitable communities.

WHAT IS 8 80 CITIES?

We believe that if everything we do in our cities is great for an 8 year old and an 80 year old, then it will be great for all people.

OUR SERVICES

We don’t do boring. Work with us. Have fun again!

Our team can help your community’s streets and public spaces thrive.

Unconventional Engagement

Everyone has a voice, we provide the megaphone. Our expertise is in creating unconventional engagement strategies that get people informed, involved, and excited about new initiatives in their cities.

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Idea Labs

Changing cities starts by harnessing exceptional new ideas and taking action. That’s what 8 80 Idea Labs are all about. We will share our knowledge of best practices from cities around the world to generate new and exciting ideas and action plans for your community.

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Open Streets Planning

We are international experts in Open Streets design and implementation. ‘Open Streets’ are community-based programs that temporarily open selected streets to people, by closing them to cars. Streets become places where people of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds can come out and improve their health.

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Special Projects

We love to break the mold. That’s why we take on Special Projects- these are projects that go beyond our other services. Our Special Projects incubate new strategies and ideas to elevate people-centred urbanism. We develop these projects in collaboration with our partners and clients.

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FEATURED PROJECTS

This is 8 80 Cities in action.

The 8 80 concept is universal. From communities of 5,000 to 5 million, our projects always start at the same place; how do we meaningfully engage people in urban transformation.

“Every city should have a law of two words: pedestrians first”

– Gil Penalosa, Founder & Chair of the Board

Stories & Insights

From the world of 8 80 Cities.

Like cities we’re always evolving! Keep up to date with the latest stories and thoughts from 8 80.

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    Fair warning: this is going to be a rant. I was biking up to my father’s for brunch one weekend morning earlier this summer. I was feeling pretty good about myself for making it up a steep hill without needing to get off and walk......

  • News

    8 80 Cities and Urban Minds teamed up this year to develop the 1UP Starter Kit, designed to help high school students launch pop-up projects in their local communities. Combining an urban planning context and the design thinking approach, the 1UP Starter Kit would be......

  • Insight

    We are just around the corner from our fourth annual Copenhagen study tour, which will be happening from October 7-11. Since 2014, 8 80 Cities has had the distinct pleasure of hosting different cohorts of civic leaders in Copenhagen for an annual five-day study tour,......

  • Newsletter

    Your monthly roundup of news, tools, and events from the world of 8 80 Cities. Explore More High School Students Are Ready to Take Up City Bui... It’s back to school season again! Students across the country are heading back to their classrooms and schoolyards......

THE RESOURCE HUB

How can you make change in your community?

We’re working on an exciting new resource hub to help you bring the 8 80 concept to life in your community! In the meantime, explore the Doable City Reader to help you develop practical and affordable neighbourhood interventions in your community.

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