who we are

our vision

Vibrant, adaptive, equitable cities created by and for everyone.

Our Purpose

The Center, founded in 2005 in collaboration with Jane Jacobs, is a leading global urbanist organization, the purpose of which is to expand the understanding of contemporary urban life and inspire civic engagement and creative responses for the urgent advancement of social, economic and environmental justice.

The Center's programs have been funded by the Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, and Knight Foundation, among others.