Cities are the future.
3 OUT OF 4 PEOPLE WILL LIVE IN URBAN ENVIRONMENTS BY 2050.
American cities were built to meet the needs of an industrial age. They are designed, like machines, to reward economic efficiency and specialization. But that assembly-line ethos has also created silos of activity that artificially divide and dissect city life.
We believe cities are more than just machines. They are vibrant, diverse, and complex, like the people who live in them. Aspects of city life — from education to the environment to the justice system — are interconnected, as an ecosystem.
Our research has demonstrated how cities thrive when people are at the center, and growth and development are approached ecologically.
Our experience has proven that when city decision makers work together with neighbors the outcomes will be more effective, enduring, and equitable.