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.

Change by Us

Change by Us is an online platform developed by Local Projects to share ideas and undertake projects to improve cities.

City Mart is a new global marketplace to connect cities with solutions providers in areas such as health, transport, mobility, lovistics, public services, and tourism.


CommunityPlanIT is a game-based, online engagement platform to aid local planning efforts.

IBM TheSmarterCity

TheSmarterCity is an interactive experience created by IBM to visualize how cities can better integrate data and technology.


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


Neighborland is a community-focused, online platform to exchange ideas and connect with people to affect change in cities.

The Noun Project

The Noun Project is a database of graphic icons and symbols representing civic activities, services, and spaces.


SeeClickFix is an online platform that allows anyone to report and track non-emergency issues anywhere in the world via the web.

Soul of the Community

Soul of the Community is a three-year study conducted by Gallup of 26 communities of interest to the Knight Foundation.