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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.

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.

My City Too is an initiative by 8 80 Cities and EcoKids to develop a strategy that advances outdoor free play and independent m...

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.

  • Insight

    Continuing with our Meet Our Board Blog Series, we want to introduce our amazing board members  Jared Kolb, Patricia Wood and Jordana Wright. We are continuing to build a dream team of professionals that not only believe in our mission but are also leading the conversation in......

  • Insight

    We want to formally introduce our stellar and board members Gil Penalosa, Sue Lantz, Kate Mulligan, Eti Greenberg, Jared Kolb, Patricia Woods, Rafael Vargas, and Jordana Wright. We are continuing to build a dream team of professionals that not only believe in our mission but are also......

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  • Insight

    By Brandon Miles, Summer Project Assistant The Covid-19 pandemic has changed almost every aspect of society from the way we work to the way we play. It has projected a spotlight on the foundational cracks within our systems and has exposed the unjust, unsustainable, and......

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