We’re on a mission to make cities around the world better places for young people to live, work and play.  

At Youthful Cities, we work with young people through a three-step process towards sustainable urban change.

The first is research, generating insights from youth, by youth about the real needs of their cities.  We then create opportunities for dialogue to uncover the nuances of those needs and foster connection and engagement in addressing them.  Finally, we develop urban inventions — tangible ideas in response to the insights and dialogues to build a better, more youthful future for all.

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CAN YOUNG PEOPLE AFFORD TO LIVE IN CANADIAN CITIES?

Youthful Cities Real Affordability Index

Young people live in a monthly deficit position in Canadian cities making urban centers unaffordable to the country’s future generations. On average young people are losing $750 per month by living in cities across the country. To break even young people would need to isolate themselves- no entertainment, no transportation, and no dining out. Is this the position we want young people to be in?

Introducing: THE GRID

The Youthful Cities Pivot Hub has been revamped and relaunched. Explore our open data portal, featuring data from the Pivot 2020 project, the Real Affordability index, and much more.

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Youthful Cities Open Data Literacy + Activation Program: Open Up

Youthful Cities Open Data Literacy & Activation Program: Open Up is seeking to revolutionize the way youth-serving organizations affect change in their communities. By empowering organizations with the tools to activate open data, they can expand the reach of their work and connect with new audiences (funders, policymakers, community members) in meaningful evidence-based ways.

Our Process:

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INSIGHTS

We love data. We love sharing it, analyzing it, and most importantly, collecting it. We’re proud to offer comprehensive, intersectional insights on cities around the world.

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DIALOGUE

We offer a variety of programming to give young people the space to collaborate, innovate, discuss, and build a brighter future using our data as a baseline.

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INVENTIONS

We’re building positive social change and global youthfulness through real, tangible projects—projects that activate, inspire, and disrupt.

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