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.


8 80 Cities New 5-Year Strategic Plan

In the Fall/Winter 2021 8 80 Cities’ Board of Directors and staff began the journey to sunset our previous five-year Strategic Plan and to move towards the creation of this new 2022-2027 Strategic Plan. During this time, we worked in collaboration to develop strategic priorities to propel 8 80 Cities into the future.


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.

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    By Scott Kratz, Senior Vice President, Building Bridges Across the River. Director, 11th Street Bridge Park. This blog post was first published in the 11th Streets Bridge Park blog. Last week, I had the honor of joining a delegation of parks, municipal leaders and funders......

  • News

    Representatives from the University of Saskatchewan (USask), the City of Saskatoon, and the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) are going to Copenhagen to study what goes into building healthy and sustainable cities. Continue reading…...

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