The following is a collection of advocacy organizations, funding sources, media coverage, online tools, and software focused on making cities better, more efficient, and more resilient. The majority are U.S.-based and focused, so we particularly welcome suggestions from other parts of the world. Please email with your suggestions.


ArtPlace is a consortium of foundations, federal agencies, and financial institutions to accelerate creative placemaking across the U.S.


ioby is a crowd-funding platform specifically for environmental projects that improve neighborhoods, communities, and cities.

Living Cities

Living Cities is a collaborative of foundations and financial institutions that invests in the lives of low-income people and the cities where they live.

Our Town

Our Town is a grants program of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to support public-private partnerships strengthen the arts while shaping communities.