Looking back at 2019 – A Year of Action and Impact!

This year marks our 13th year of bringing people together to transform mobility and public space to create healthier, more vibrant, and equitable cities for all.

In 2019 we continued to challenge cities and communities to reflect on the simple but powerful question that inspires our work: What if everything we did in our cities was great for an 8-year-old and an 80-year-old?

This question is always our starting point- an opening to building a better understanding of how we can create better cities for all.

Anybody that follows our @880Cities twitter feed or reads our newsletter knows that 2019 was action-packed! While 2018 was all about laying the groundwork for new projects and partnerships, this year we were able to see the fruits of ou labour with on the ground impacts and outcomes.

When you’re in the day-to-day it’s often hard to appreciate the scope of work that our amazing 8 80 Cities team can pull off. The simple the act of writing the list of cities we worked in, and projects we worked on, demonstrates not only our significant reach but more importantly, the deep commitment and dedication of these diverse set of city builders (both on staff and on the board) that I have the privilege of working with.

Whether it was as small as delivering a presentation or idea lab or as big as launching Canada’s first Vision Zero pop-up, 2019 pushed our team in ways we couldn’t have imagined possible and helped us achieve some lofty goals.

To all of our amazing partners, clients, volunteers, staff, and board members that helped make this possible thank you for an amazing year of breaking new ground and bringing innovative approaches to support our mission to create better cities for all people.

We hope you enjoy this year’s roundup of projects and are inspired to take action in your community.

Amanda O’Rourke
Executive Director

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