Creating cities for all.

Our mission is to ignite action and challenge the status quo to create healthier, more equitable, and sustainable cities for all people.

We are guided by the simple but powerful idea that if everything we do in our cities is great for an 8 year old and an 80 year old, then it will be better for all people.


8 80 Neighbourhood Diagnostic

We work with community partners to put neighbourhoods back at the center of city development.

8 80 Community Engagement & Public Space Activations

We co-create inclusive engagement strategies with community partners that activate public space.

8 80 Workshops & Training

We provide unique training and capacity building workshops on creating equitable and age-friendly cities and public spaces.

8 80 Resources & Toolkits

We work with partners and clients to create attractive and accessible public space resources and toolkits.

8 80 Tailored Programs

We develop custom-made programs in collaboration with funders and partners that break the mold.


Applications for our Ontario Community Chanmakers Program Are Now Open!

Do you have an idea for improving your community? In its fourth year, Ontario Community Changemakers is now open to anyone aged 19 and over. Apply now!

The program is powered by 8 80 Cities and funded by Balsam Foundation.


This Is 8 80 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?

We should create 8 80 Cities for everyone. Where all can live healthier and happier.

– Gil Penalosa, Founder


From the world of 8 80 Cities

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

8 80 Videos

We have a growing library of videos featuring the work we do. Get familiar with scenes of our 8 80 adventures.

8 80 Streets Mountview

Toronto’s Risky Roads

Cities for Everyone. The Webinar: 8 80 Cities


The place for 8 80 ideas,
inspiration and action.

Land Acknowledgement

8 80 Cities acknowledges that the land on which we are situated is the traditional territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishinaabe, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee, the Huron-Wendat, and Petun First Nations. These lands are the site of Treaty 13 and the Dish With One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant — an agreement forged between the Anishinaabe Nation and the Haudenosaunee Confederacy to peaceably share resources around the Great Lakes.

We are mindful of broken covenants, violations of human and treaty rights, and affirm the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. It is our responsibility to actively interrogate and challenge settler-colonial systems of oppression through our work. We are committed to strengthening our relationships with Indigenous Peoples and Lands.


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