Organizations | Websites

Christian Perspectives on Urbanism, Community, & Economics

Art of Neighboring  |  Twenty-one churches in the metro Denver area came together for a shared sermon series centered on neighboring. Their goal was to challenge the people in their congregations to be intentional in relationships with their literal neighbors. This website has various resources and ideas for encouraging other congregations to engage in challenging their members to know their neighbors.

Cardus Social Cities | Cardus Social Cities supports the ongoing development of the common good at a city scale, exploring social structures, relational networks, and emerging ideas and practices.

Christian Community Development Association  |  CCDA’s vision is to see holistically restored communities with Christians fully engaged in the process of transformation. To that end they seek to inspire, train, and connect Christians who seek to bear witness to the Kingdom of God by reclaiming and restoring under-resourced communities.

Congress for the New Urbanism - Members Christian Caucus | CNU-MCC identifies a nexus of overlapping concerns and values that are central to both Christian faith and New Urbanism. They are social justice, creation care/environmental sustainability, and urbanism that begets community wellbeing and serves the common good.

Made to Flourish | MTF is working to empower a growing network of pastors and their churches to integrate faith, work and economic wisdom for the flourishing of their communities.

Parish Collective  |  Parish Collective connects people to a fast-growing network of deep support, hundreds of neighborhood renewal stories to inspire your team, and a learning platform that accesses the collective wisdom of leading practitioners across North America.

City Design, Planning & Development

AARP Livable Communities | AARP Livable Communities supports the efforts of neighborhoods, towns, cities and rural areas to be great places for people of all ages, providing resources and research to help communities provide safe, walkable streets; age-friendly housing and transportation options; access to needed services; and opportunities for residents of all ages to participate in community life.

CityLab - The Atlantic  |  Through original reporting, sharp analysis, and visual storytelling, CityLab informs and inspires the people who are creating the cities of the future—and those who want to live there. Daily articles that engage ideas, research, and issues surrounding all things urban.

City Observatory | City Observatory is a think tank devoted to data-driven analysis of cities and the policies that shape them.

Congress for the New Urbanism  |  CNU is the leading organization promoting walkable, mixed-use neighborhood development, sustainable communities and healthier living conditions.

Next City | Next City is a nonprofit organization with a mission to inspire social, economic and environmental change in cities through journalism and events around the world.

Planetizen  |  Planetizen is a public-interest information exchange for the urban planning, design, and development community. It is a one-stop source for urban planning news, editorials, book reviews, announcements, jobs, education, and more. It covers a wide number of planning, design, and development issues, from transportation to climate change, architecture to infrastructure, housing and community development to historic preservation.

Smart Growth America  |  Smart Growth America advocates for people who want to live and work in great neighborhoods. They believe smart growth solutions support thriving businesses and jobs, provide more options for how people get around and make it more affordable to live near work and the grocery store.

Streetsblog | Streetsblog connects people to information about how to reduce dependence on cars and improve conditions for walking, biking, and transit.

Strong Towns  |  Strong Towns advocates for a model of growth that allows America's places to grow financially strong and resilient. They believe an America in transition must focus on developing strong, local communities, places where humanity’s creativity, compassion and spirit of collaboration can flourish.

Sustainable Cities Collective  |  SCC aggregates content and provide resources for all who work in or are interested in urban planning, sustainable development and urban economics.

Placemaking & Tactical Urbanism

The Better Block | A nonprofit that educates, equips, and empowers communities and their leaders to reshape and reactivate built environments to promote the growth of healthy and vibrant neighborhoods.

Project for Public Spaces  |  PPS is the central hub of the global Placemaking movement, connecting people to ideas, expertise, and partners who share a passion for creating vital places.

Street Plans Collaborative | An urban planning, design, and research/advocacy firm known for advancing innovative practices to test and implement projects for a range of clients. They are stewards of the international Tactical Urbanism movement.

Twin Cities Urbanism

The Musicant Group  |  A creative placemaking firm based in the Twin Cities.

StreetsMN  | is dedicated to expanding the conversation about land use and transportation issues in the Twin Cities and Greater Minnesota.

Urban Homeworks  |  The mission of Urban Homeworks is to perpetuate the hope of Jesus Christ through innovative community development that produces equitable, dignified housing, a strategic network of good neighbors, and the redemptive development of real estate in the Twin Cities.