State of City Building

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Welcome to Citylinx, a growing database of
234 organizations that are involved in research and engagement on urban issues.

This project is focused on connecting, monitoring, and increasing awareness of city building initiatives. We hope that this information will be used to identify opportunities for collaboration and connect organizations with complementary objectives. It is also a valuable resource for governments, organizations, and individuals who wish to consult with groups that are engaged in specific focus areas.

What is city building?

City Building entails conscious, intentional intervention to improve cities. We define city building as initiatives that help communities in cities become more sustainable, integrated, inclusive, walkable, and healthy through research, education, and engagement efforts.

Who is included?

This database contains charities; academic institutes and organizations; professional, industry and business organizations; think tanks and advocacy organizations; and corporations involved in city building.

To be included, organizations must:
Be active and engaged in city building initiatives and
Undertake activities with a public policy focus.

Include your organization

We welcome feedback and encourage city building organizations to enhance and expand this database by submitting information here.

State of City Building annual report

The Ryerson City Building Institute publishes an annual report summarizing this dataset and revealing key trends and characteristics in city building.

View the 2015 State of City Building in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton City Region report here. Future reports will expand our focus on the State of City Building across Ontario and Canada.


Click here to see a list of common questons

Glossary of Citylinx Terms

Click here to see our glossary of Citylinx terms

Contact us

For more information, please contact our Programs and Outreach Administrator at or 416-979-5000 ext.3460.


Efforts were made to ensure that the data collected is accurate and fair; however, some of the information is subject to interpretation and may not be up-to-date. We encourage you to contact the organization you may be interested in directly for more up-to-date information. If you would like to propose an edit to an existing record or add an organization to this inventory, please do so.

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Organizations by type

Organizations by geography served

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Thank you for suggesting changes to the Citylinx database. Your edits will be reviewed and we will notify you shortly when they become live.

If you have any questions, please contact our Project and Outreach Administrator at or at 416-979-500, ext. 3460.

Thank you again for helping to enhance this living database and improve information on city building initiatives.

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Faculty of Community Services

Citylinx is a project of the Ryerson City Building Institute.

Faculty of Community Services

Maytree Foundation


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