CITIES Foundation

Amsterdam, NL

We work to advance inclusive, sustainable cities. For us, this means turning today’s urban problems into localized solutions. Through community-based project development, research, communication, publications, events, experiences and workshops, we seek to empower and support urban communities to drive innovation in city life, policy and practice. Aiming to integrate our work into urban economy and ecology for the long-term, we also operate as an incubator for self-initiated enterprises. We see tomorrow’s cities being shaped by complex interaction and collaboration between city-makers and citizens alike. This process results in urban knowledge and practice on the local level that offers lessons and implementation strategies on the global level. As an independent organization based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, we use communication and publications as a catalyst for urban development. Working with local, regional and international partners, we focus on scalable local projects.