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 very happy to introduce the 8 80 Archives, a curated selection of our past work from the last 10 years. We’ve come so far since we started, but we also want to honour our past. 8 80 Cities has been working locally and internationally......

  • News

    We are looking for a creative, energetic and enthusiastic Project Coordinator to support our various projects and initiatives. A Project Coordinator works closely with the Project Managers to develop and deliver 8 80 Cities’ projects and programs. The Project Coordinator’s role is varied and broad......

  • Insight

    8 80 Cities and Open Streets TO have worked hand in hand in making open streets in Toronto happen.  As an OSTO board member and 8 80 staffer, I’ve had a front seat in witnessing every program date since the first one in 2014.  Recently......

  • Newsletter

    Your monthly roundup of news, tools, and events from the world of 8 80 Cities. Explore More August Issue Your monthly roundup of news, tools, and events from the world of 8 80 Cities. July Issue Your monthly roundup of news, tools, and events from......

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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