Communities by Design (CxD)

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Communities all over the world are struggling to build effective strategies to address their key challenges: from climate change and equity to housing and revitalization.

A majority of the world’s people now live in urban areas. In the coming decades, the population of global city dwellers will balloon to over 6 billion. Yet traditional approaches to city-building are demonstrably inadequate to meet our most pressing challenges. They are too often characterized by top-down decision-making, silos across professions, politicized dialogues, and conflict in governance.

Through a series of community tours, public workshops, and design studios, our teams work with communities to create an action plan with phased, implementable recommendations for the future. The process results in strategies that integrate the entire community in the implementation effort, often spurring momentum for dramatic transformations to begin immediately.

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