Explore a selection of our projects and initiatives below.

Lexington, KY

Creating Community Gardens for People of All Ages

Creating Community Gardens for People of All Ages, a 32-page publication by AARP Livable Communities with 8 80 Cities, can help...

8 80 Neighbourhood Diagnostic, Whitecourt, AB

The 8 80 Neighbourhood Diagnostic: A Common Vision Project in Whitecourt, AB was established in collaboration with the Canadian...

School Streets

School Streets are programs that create a car-free environment in front of schools at the start and end of the school day to pr...

Seniors’ Outdoor Activation Toolkit

The Seniors’ Outdoor Activation Toolkit is a compilation of best practices on programming parks and public spaces for seniors...

Toronto, ON

Implementing Healthy Urban Policy

We designed the Implementing Healthy Urban Policy Workshop to inspire city leaders to adopt best practices from around the worl...

Homelessness in Parks: An Inclusive Practices Guide

Through interviews with leading researchers and advocates from across North America, Homelessness in Parks: An Inclusive Practi...

Toronto, ON
TAGS    Cities   Homelessness   Equity   Housing   Parks  

AARP GUIDES : Winterplacemaking Guide

Winter Placemaking is a step-by-step guide that highlights good practices for creative and inclusive Winter Placemaking from wi...

Ontario Community Changemakers

Ontario Community Changemakers is a fellowship and micro-grant program for young civic innovators with bold ideas to activate p...


Bronte Forward!

The community-wide campaign, known as Bronte Forward! gave residents and visitors alike the opportunity to share what matters m...


Saskatoon Active Transportation Campaign

8 80 Cities worked with Copenhagenize to facilitate a broad public engagement to understand the need for Saskatooners to ride b...

Future Cities Centre Exhibition

Future Cities Center is an interactive and dynamic exhibition that breaks down the anatomy of Safe Streets.

Toronto, ON

David Crombie Park Public Life Study

The David Crombie Park Public Life Study focused on the daily rhythms and patterns of one of Toronto’s most beloved public sp...

Toronto, ON
TAGS    Parks   Public Life Study   Toronto  

School Streets Guidebook

The School Streets Guidebook provides information and resources to develop and deliver School Streets.

Victoria, BC

8 80 Streets

Read the 8 80 Streets Project Reports containing insights and recommendations from the pilot-projects implemented in Toronto in...

Toronto, ON

My City Too

My City Too is an initiative by 8 80 Cities and EcoKids to develop a strategy that advances outdoor free play and independent m...

Toronto, ON
TAGS    Children   Play   8 8o Cities  

Wintermission: Bringing Public Life to Winter Cities

Wintermission is an innovative program that aims to combat social isolation and increase level of physical activity in winter.<...

TAGS    Winter   Cities   Public Life   Wintermission  

Emerging City Champions Fellowship Program 2019

The application for the 2019 Emerging City Champions program is now closed


Open Streets Toolkit

The Open Streets Project is an open streets advocacy project and collaboration between 8 80 Cities and Street Plans.


Civic Commons Learning Journey: Toronto

The Civic Commons Learning Journey: Toronto is a study tour that brought a delegation of American city leaders to vibrant publi...

Toronto, ON

Linked and Livable Miami

Linked and Livable Miami was a week-long series of events, meetings and keynotes about building a healthier, happier, more conn...

Macon Connects

Macon Connects was a bold initiative that set out to change the way Macon residents get around for the better with the objectiv...

Macon, GA

Open Streets Toronto

Supporting the foundation and growth of Open Streets Toronto, Toronto’s largest free recreation program.

Toronto, ON

Imagine Canal Park, Duluth, Minnesota

Imagine Canal Park is a year-long community engagement initiative that invites Duluth residents and visitors to think criticall...

Duluth, MN

1UP Starter Kit

Designed in partnership with Urban Minds, the 1UP Starter Kit would be a youth-friendly, step-by-step guide to tackling challen...

Toronto, ON

8 80 Streets Danforth

8 80 Streets is a project in collaboration with Better Block, and community partners that will temporarily transform one block ...

Toronto, ON

8 80 Streets Mountview Ave.

Mountview is the third pop-up installation that will transform a street in front of a school into a School Street to demonstrat...

Toronto, ON

8 80 Streets Pineway

Pineway is a new pop-up installation that will transform a section of Pineway Boulevard in North York. The project is set to cr...

Toronto, ON

Creating Parks and Public Spaces for People of All Ages

8 80 Cities has partnered with AARP and TPL to highlight the importance of parks ad give community leaders the tools to create ...

TAGS    Open Space   Parks   8 8o Cities  

8 80 Cities Immersion Program: Tallahassee

Gil Penalosa and the 8 80 Cities team shared their experience in creating inclusive and vibrant public spaces in 15 different e...

Tallahassee, FL

Charlotte Open Streets

8 80 Cities worked with Open Streets 704 to draft the road-map for the future of open streets in Charlotte.

Charlotte, NC
TAGS    Planning   Open Streets   8 8o Cities  


8 80 Cities, in partnership with the Town of Ajax, launched a transportation awareness initiative to encourage residents to use...

Ajax, ON

Building Better Cities with Young Children and Families

8 80 Cities set out to find out what cities around the world are doing when it comes to engaging young children (0-5), their ca...


The Future of Facer Street

8 80 Cities led an interactive and inclusive community engagement process to understand what design improvements local resident...

St. Catharines, ON

8 80 Copenhagen Study Tour

The 8 80 Copenhagen Study Tour is an in-depth exploration of what it takes to build one of the happiest, healthiest, and most e...


Historic Northwest Rising

Historic Northwest Rising is a unique community engagement initiative with the objective to prototype community ideas to inform...

West Palm Beach, FL

Emerging City Champions

The Emerging City Champions is a fellowship program for young civic innovators with creative solutions to complex urban challen...


The Parking Lot Diaries

Create a civic engagement lab in an underutilized parking lot in Lexington's downtown core to test and track temporary interven...

Colour the Square, Whitby

The Colour the Square campaign was launched in partnership with the Town of Whitby to connect with residents on the best ways t...

Whitby, ON


The City of Victoria has committed to building an All Ages and Abilities (AAA) bike network by 2018. As part of an internationa...

Victoria, BC

Beach Streets Assessment – Long Beach

Conducting a review and audit of Beach Streets, Long Beach, California’s Open Streets Program.

Long Beach, CA

Move Detroit: 8 80 Cities Immersion 

To connect stakeholders and to build awareness on how all cities can create accessible mobility networks and vibrant public spa...

Detroit, MI

8 80 cityXchange Portland

8 80 Cities brought 30 decision makers from seven north American cities to Portland, OR to study how local businesses contribut...

Portland, OR

Open Streets Thunder Bay

8 80 Cities supported the development of an Open Streets program in Thunder Bay to promote walking, and cycling as methods of t...

Thunder Bay, ON

Doable Neighbourhood Project St. Thomas

8 80 Cities helped in the implementation of low-cost, high-impact pilot projects that contributed to North St. Thomas’ public...

St. Thomas, ON

Dundonald Park

From January to August, 2012, 8 80 Cities worked on the development of a strategy for the design, programming and management of...

Ottawa, ON

Markham’s Public Realm Strategy

8 80 Cities facilitated an inclusive community engagement process to educate residents about the importance of Markham’s publ...

Markham, ON

Streetsville Main Street Square

On behalf of the City of Mississauga, 8 80 Cities led a public life study and visioning process that later informed the complet...

Mississauga, ON

Berczy Park

8 80 Cities worked in the development of a vision and strategy for transforming a small park in the bustling St. Lawrence Marke...

Toronto, ON

Healthier and Happier Communities for All

Innovative solutions focused on creating healthier and happier communities.

Parry Sound, ON

Union Station Visioning Festival

The Union Station and 1st/Central Station Linkages Study set out a plan to improve historical and cultural connections in downt...

Los Angeles, CA

Red Deer Mobility Playbook

The Red Deer Mobility Playbook is a user-friendly tool for action and positive change in Red Deer. The Playbook is one of many ...

Red Deer, AB