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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

The Doable Neighbourhood Project │ Ontario Government (7)

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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The Doable Neighbourhood Project │ Ontario Government (6)

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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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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News & Events

October 13, 2014
A look inside Saint Paul's 8-80 Vitaly Fund  

By Anne White

Jonathan Sage-Martinson, Director of Planning and Economic Development at the City of Saint Paul, introduced the 8-80 proposal by outlining the purpose of the fund, “to promote economic development by increasing activity and vitality on our streets and public spaces throughout the City of Saint Paul.” Learn more about the details of this great initiative.

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October 2, 2014
How to make your community more 'people friendly'

By Paul Archipley

Although its winters are long, cold and miserable, Copenhagen has been named in polls as the world’s happiest city. One of their secrets? They have turned it into a vibrant, people-friendly community where pedestrians take precedence over bicyclists and bicyclists over cars.

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