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.

  • Newsletter

    Your monthly roundup of news, tools, and events from the world of 8 80 Cities. Explore More April Issue Your monthly roundup of news, tools, and events from the world of 8 80 Cities. Active Transportation in Canada’s Automotive Capit... You know walking, cycling, and......

  • Insight

    Press release originally posted on the Knight Foundation website. Successful Applicants Receive $ 5,000 to Implement one Project and Are Supported with Ongoing Mentorship and Leadership Training for One Year MIAMI – May 16, 2018 – Twenty community leaders from cities across the United States......

  • Insight

    At 8 80 Cities, we don’t do boring. 2017 was the year we more than lived up to that! We celebrated our 11th year of working on creating cities for all, a fantastic milestone that we are so proud to have achieved. Our mission has......

  • Insight

    You know walking, cycling, and public transit are now entirely in the mainstream when even Canada’s Automotive Capital initiates an active transportation master plan.  8 80 Cities is tickled pink to be back working in Windsor, Ontario, this time as part of a team with......

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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