A successful city is a platform upon which citizens can achieve their social, personal, and economic aspirations. This platform should be available to all. Our mission is to uncover what makes cities inclusive and drive design of the built environment that is enduringly inclusive of all.
By combining rigorous research with applied consulting we are positioned to drive pioneering design and policy innovation. We use our relationships with academic institutions and leading professionals to generate new approaches, and then we work with community groups, companies, non-governmental organizations, and governments to realize the benefits of our innovations. The Collaborative for Inclusive Urbanism (CIU) works in cities worldwide, across the spectrum of development.
CIU's board members, advisers, and associates work both individually and cooperatively to understand and further inclusive urbanism. All projects draw on the diverse expertise and resources of members, including urban planning, international development, urban and architectural design, geography, economics and social action. Our members collaborate by sharing expertise, cooperating to deliver projects, and by coordinating a shared research and impact agenda.
CIU was founded at the launch symposium held at the University of Oregon in Eugene, in February 2012. CIU is currently in the process of formally structuring the organization, which will likely include incorporation as a not-for-profit US corporation as well as links to the University of Oregon, other universities, and private firms. The Collaborative offers positions to advisers and associates who wish to engage with the CIU on an ongoing basis.