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.

“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

    We are happy to introduce our Resource Hub, an online toolkit  that contains open source resources and tools designed for anyone interested in learning more about conducting community engagement activities, open streets, or creating more healthy and equitable public spaces in our cities. More than 12 years of working on diverse projects around the world have......

  • Insight

    There are many reasons to start riding a bike. If you’re reading this, you’re likely familiar with all of them: the health benefits, time saved, reduced carbon footprint, etc. It is the latter one that I want to focus on right now. Over the past......

  • Insight

    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. This week, 8 80......

  • Insight

    They say that once you learn to ride a bike you never forget… but there is so much more to learn about biking in cities! The City of Saskatoon has taken a bold step towards communicating active transportation education. With anticipated growth for the city......

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