the pursuit of happiness

We believe successful societies are built by what citizens value and need in their community.

At Able City, our goal is to advance society through architecture, urban planning, and civic engagement that educates, inspires, and empowers citizens into becoming city makers.

The Pursuit Of Happiness

Our goal is to improve quality of life.

Able City is a family of professional architects, urbanists, economic developers, and designers bound together by our shared passions for making places in which people can thrive. We are driven by the desire to improve the quality of life for today’s citizens and future generations.

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Our Mission

Our mission is to enable communities and cities through design.  The power of proximity and collaboration enables civilizations to thrive when people work closely together and know how to steer their collective destinies toward common goals. We work to connect people and resources to fulfill this mission. 

Able City was born out of the realization, and is contributing to the evolution of cities, towns, and places by defining quality of life as those policies and built environment that contribute to a livable community and healthy environment.

Designing people-centric spaces

At Able City we design buildings that enrich the urban fabric, are sensitive to human scale, and create a sense of place, pride, and safety in our communities. 

Creating connected communities

Through sustainable urban planning we design a quality urban fabric, and strive to retrofit and reshape auto-centric development patterns that have led to sprawl which threaten our environment and fracture community.

Advocating for better quality of life

Beyond architecture and planning, we organize community efforts, lead data collection and research efforts, write public policies, and assist in the engagement with local governments. 

Become a City Maker

The goal of City Makery is to make city makers.

 

City Makery is Able City’s non-profit affiliate. The core expertise of City Makery is to help communities develop quality of life through their citizens, from their interests and desires for a more diverse, equitable, accessible, livable, and sustainable city. Through the process of implementation, they learn how to transmute a desire for a better city, through the powers of local government, and become city makers.  

 

City Makery is the solution builder and facilitator in the development and implementation of quality of life issues that citizens bring to fruition in an expedient and inclusive way. It helps citizens define the Quality of Life issues most important to them. Through a methodical path of discovery, we help them discover a community of like-minded individuals and to coalesce in the desire to see what they want and need in their city for a better quality of life. The organization works with city governments, and other public entities to help define and implement the goals their citizen advocates have defined for their city. By working directly with advocates, we help them to both determine solutions and define and implement policy and programs within the inherent powers of the city.

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