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

Our mission

Our mission is to inspire a shift toward safe, sustainable, and healthy cities through transforming our streets.

Who we are

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.