Who we are
The Nature of Cities is a 501 c3 not for profit based in New York City that works to create, imagine and inspire more just, livable, resilient, and sustainable cities by facilitating transdisciplinary dialogue and collaboration. We are an idea hive. Our community is comprised of 800+ contributors from around the world including, practitioners, scientists, artists, engineers, ecologists, social scientists, architects, designers, landscape architects, planners, activists, urbanists, entrepreneurs, government officials—all working together to propel a transdisciplinary, participatory, and transformative movement for cities.
What we do
We create transdisciplinary, publicly available, and widely disseminated programs, events, knowledge, and engagements for green city making to do this. We work in three principal ways: (1) we publish a virtual magazine and discussion site featuring, in multiple formats, the diverse work and ideas of our contributors around the world; (2) we pursue partnerships and special projects related to our mission, such as in art, culture, and science; (3) we create innovative and interactive live and online events and conferences that engage diverse voices from multiple ways of knowing and modes of action into joined conversations focused on specific challenges.