Equitable Cities is committed to bringing community narratives, visions, and values into our research, planning, and policy recommendations through the local knowledge of the communities we work in. Our goal is to reconnect communities suffering from disinvestment through transportation planning and research that focuses on the way the community experiences their streets.

Guiding Principles

Equitable Cities is committed to an inclusive, fair, and just planning, policy development, and a community outreach and engagement process that centers and prioritizes lived experiences and evidence-based solutions within the creation and sustainability of safe, healthy, and livable communities. We use three defining principles of equity in our work. They include:

  • Trying to understand and give people what they need to enjoy full, healthy lives;
  • The presence of justice and fairness within the procedures, processes, and distribution of resources by institutions or systems; and,
  • Facing equity issues requires an understanding of the underlying or root causes of inequalities and oppression within our society.



Equitable Cities has over 15 years of experience leading or collaborating with public agencies and non-profit groups on a number of plans, projects, programs and training on Complete Streets, equity and environmental justice, public outreach and engagement, Vision Zero, bike share, and bicycle and pedestrian master planning. We work directly with federal, state, regional, county, and municipal governments, for-profit and nonprofit organizations throughout North America.

Our core services include:

  • Urban planning and design
  • Public outreach and engagement
  • Training and workshop development
  • Technical assistance
  • Quantitative and qualitative research (e.g. focus groups, surveys, equity analysis, etc.)
  • Program evaluation


We are available to deliver keynotes, moderate panel discussions, and facilitate workshops on transportation equity, health equity, community/civic engagement, or active transportation planning and policy.