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About GDCI

The Global Designing Cities Initiative is a program of NACTO, a New York-based, 501c3, non-profit organization.

Our mission is to inspire a shift toward safe, sustainable, and healthy cities by transforming streets around the world.

We are a team of designers, planners, and urban strategists committed to working in support of city practitioners to get projects on the ground. We focus on empowering local officials and communities to become changemakers, equipping them with the knowledge, tools, and tactics needed to improve urban mobility and fundamentally change the role of streets in our cities. Our work is informed by the strategies and international best practice captured in the Global Street Design Guide.

Want to learn more about our work and programs? Check out this GDCI booklet, and stay tuned for the upcoming 2nd edition in 2021.

GDCI Booklet (ed. 1)