Cities are our greatest innovation.
They exist because humans are
meant to be together, living and
working in an ecosystem.
And by 2050, two-thirds of the world’s population will live in urban areas.
Our cities are sick.
This unprecedented wave of
urbanization is straining our cities.
Because we built our cities for cars,
But everything’s changed.
Before COVID-19, people were already starting to transition to more sustainable,
And now, that change is accelerating.
So we reflect.
For the first time in almost a century,
we have the space to reflect:
How do we want our neighborhoods to look?
How do we rebuild our world?
How should we shape our communities and our future?
A Space to Ask—and Answer—These Questions
This is a space for those looking to build a new Blueprint—a future where neighborhoods, communities, are at the heart of our cities.
Welcome to Blueprint
Powered by REEF, Blueprint is a digital magazine dedicated to building better cities and stronger communities through thought leadership, conversation, and action—laying the foundation for a future we can all believe in.
Meet Our Principal Urbanist: Richard Florida
With renowned urbanist Richard Florida, author of The Rise of the Creative Class, The New Urban Crisis, and professor at the University of Toronto’s School of Cities and Rotman School of Management, we’ll explore the state of our cities and communities. We’ll discover and discuss the policies and products that are changing how we live and work and meet the people vested in being the change.
(Photographer: Lorne Bridgman)