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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.


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.


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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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.

My City Too is an initiative by Earth Day Canada and 8 80 Cities to develop a strategy that advances outdoor free play and inde...

Toronto, ON (Canada)
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“Cities must move from talking to doing. Now.”

– 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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    In 8 Questions, 8 80 Cities asks amazing partners we’ve worked with, or amazing people doing amazing work 8 questions about their passions, their history and their amazing-ness. And then we ask them to suggest a question for our next interviewee.   During 8 80......

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    From Agust 23 – 24,  8 80 Cities hosted a pilot project on the stretch of Danforth Ave. between Woodbine and Woodmount Aves., transforming the block from a four-lane thoroughfare with on-street parking to two lanes for drivers with separated bike lanes and more space......

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    据《多伦多星报》报导,这是非营利组织8 80 Cities展开的一个试点项目。在Danforth Ave街道的Woodbine和Woodmount Ave大道之间,从带路边停车场的4条车道,改为2条车道,外加用盆栽鲜花和木箱鲜花间隔的自行车专用车道;自行车道刷上了绿色油漆,专为单车族使用;行人的空间也更开阔。 Continue reading…...


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