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Engage and Inspire to Transform Cities for All.

8 - 80 Cities is a Canadian based non-profit organization with an international outlook. We promote walking and bicycling as activities and urban parks, trails and other public spaces as great places for all.  Read more ›

Gil's Keynotes

Gil's Keynotes

Gil's Keynotes

Gil is passionate about cities for ALL people.

He advises decision makers and communities on how to create vibrant cities and healthy communities for everyone.

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Public Space Planning

Public Space Planning

By creatively engaging communities, our public space planning service called People Make Places, transforms public spaces into vibrant destinations that reflect a community vision and build on local assets.

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Workshops & Presentations

Through our workshops, our goal is to equip participants with knowledge about the benefits of people-oriented cities, international best practices and specific programs and initiatives that can be adapted to their own community.

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Consulting

Consulting

8-80 Cities is skilled and experienced in advising decision makers and community organizations on projects that support the creation and use of vibrant parks and other public spaces as well as walking and cycling.

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Current Projects

Bringing Open Streets to America │ Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

8-80 Cities is thrilled to be working with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation on an exciting new grant project called ‘Bringing Open Streets to America'. With a clear focus on...


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Opening Our Streets for Health │ Ontario Government

With generous funding from the Ontario Government, ‘Opening Our Streets for Health’ gives 8-80 Cities the opportunity to inspire and support the implementation of Open Streets programs in four Ontario...


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The Doable Neighbourhood Project │ Ontario Government

The Doable Neighbourhood Project: A practical and participatory approach to healthier neighbourhoods in Ontario aims to improve mental and physical health by providing communities with new tools to assess their...


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News & Events

August 25, 2014
Streets as Places champion Gil Penalosa to talk this September
 

Project for Public Spaces

Gil Penalosa, Executive Director of 8-80 Cities will be part of  three upcoming conferences organized by PPS during the fall: Future of Places in Buenos Aires (September 1-3), and the Placemaking Leadership Council meeting (September 7-9th) preceding Pro Walk/Pro Bike/Pro Place (September 8-11th) in Pittsburgh. These conferences are especially notable as they all will be focusing on making streets vibrant public spaces.
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August 18, 2014
Open Streets Toronto paves way to a better city


By Chris Hume

Many thousands of Torontonians participated on a wonderful exercise of social integration, along Bloor from Spadina to Parliament and Yonge street from Bloor to Queen. Don't miss it this Sunday August 31st, from 8:00 am to noon.
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