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We love cities. They can be exciting places that foster relationships, social inclusion and are full of surprises. But – as Jane Jacobs said: “being human is itself difficult, and therefore all kinds of settlements have problems. Big cities have difficulties in abundance, because they have people in abundance”.

At Humankind we help cities, organizations and urban change makers to turn difficulties into challenges, and solve them together!

“Big cities have difficulties in abundance, because they have people in abundance”. – Jane Jacobs

Our cities face significant challenges due to rapid urbanization, climate change, and technological development. Many people have difficulties to cope with the accelerating speed of urban change. They feel anxious, alone, out-of-sync, disconnected from nature. We must embrace human complexity in order to create great places and communities that put the well-being of all its people first.

Humankind is specialized in accelerating urban change towards this truly sustainable future. We use a systemic approach in which we analyze all factors that can drive or slow down the process. We co-create visions and long-term plans but always work on tactical actions that create the future today. Through transition management and tactical urbanism, we get things done.

Our holistic approach covers all aspects of change.

It is our passion to find creative ways to tackle the most complex social problems. We work in a holistic approach with a multidisciplinary team of urban planners, transition theorists, social entrepreneurs, creatives, psychoanalysts, etc.

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