Directory

// An evolving directory of projects and organisations working to equitably improve cities and urban life //

Dear Neighbour project

Activate the city!: A creative urban placemaking agency working with young people to activate vacant and underused spaces in cities and facilitate positive socio-economic change
Build Up Foundation: Working with young people to lead change in their community through co-designed and co-built projects
Candy Chang: Playful, imaginative projects connecting people’s lives and stories to the city
CoRe Ciudades Vivibles y Amables: Mexico-based association seeking to transform cities into more liveable, friendly and equitable places for people
ft’work: a non-profit dedicated to creating thriving communities and ensuring that social principles underpin all new development
GROWING PLACES INDY: BUILDING A MORE JUST AND EQUITABLE FOOD SYSTEM IN INDIANAPOLIS THROUGH URBAN FARMING AND FOOD ACCESS
LIVING SPACE PROJECT: AN URBAN PLACEMAKING AND GREEN SPACE CONSULTANCY DEDICATED TO CREATING SUCCESSFUL AND EQUITABLE PLACES IN DIVERSE CITIES
Living Streets: Campaigning for pedestrians and improving public spaces across the UK
make:good: A london design studio engaging and empowering people to make positive local change
Mākhers Studio: quality affordable space solutions for housing and neighbourhood enterprises where residents can thrive and lead equitable community revitalisation
Migrant’s Bureau: Curating, researching and facilitating design interventions in response to how culture, geography and social circumstances can influence people’s experiences of the city
Our Future Cities: Cape Town-based non-profit promoting democracy and actions towards the creation of more equitable, progressive and bold cities
Participate in Design: A community-centric design, planning and educational practice in Singapore
People for Mobility Justice: LA-based collective seeding critical consciousness about mobility justice and building mobility justice champions within transportation equity policy and planning
Playing Out: Building a culture of street play across the UK, through supporting residents and organisations to temporarily close local streets to cars and transform them into spaces for play
POoR Collective: a social enterprise focused on the development of communities, bridging gaps through teaching, knowledge sharing and workshops
Reimagining the Civic Commons: A US collaboration of national foundations and local civic leaders reimagining civic assets as a solution to counter increasing economic segregation and social isolation
Resolve: A London design collective focused on collaborating with communities – particularly YOUTH AND UNDER-REPRESENTED GROUPS – to realise more equitable visions of change
Revolución Urbana: A group of Mexican architects and citizens for sustainable urban mobility and walkable cities
Social Bite: sandwich shops in Scottish cities which employ local homeless people and donate ALL profits to charity
Sweet Water Foundation: Chicago foundation utilising urban agriculture, art and education to transform vacant spaces and buildings into productive and sustainable community assets
The Center for Urban Pedagogy: A non-profit NYC-based organisation using the power of design and art to improve civic engagement and urban learning
The Glass-House Community Led Design: A UK charity dedicated to connecting people with the design of their local places and enabling them to improve it
The Laundromat Project: A new york arts organisation advancing artists and neighbours as change agents in their own communities
the Orchard Project: Engaging communities to create productive urban orchards across the UK
The Untokening: A collective that centres the lived experiences of marginalised communities to address mobility justice and equity
Theatrum Mundi: A forum and network asking questions about urban culture, including how the connections between performance, design and politics can help us understand cities
Thrivance Group: working to help fortify spaces and places that are invested in the wellbeing and collective healing of those who are most vulnerable to disparity, displacement, and disenfranchisement
Toestand: A Belgian youth-led organisation reractivating abandoned buildings and places by means of temporary and autonomous socio-cultural centres
UP Projects: curating, commissioning and producing contemporary public art that explores heritage, identity and place in the UK
Urban95: Helping URBAN planners and designers scale ways to improve the urban experience for children and their caregivers
Urbz: Global, experimental action and research collective specialised in participatory planning and design

What did we leave out? email us about projects: editor@thinkingcity.org

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