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Many voices. Greener cities. Better cities.

There is no pay wall between you and TNOC’s content, but TNOC does cost money to operate, so THANK YOU for considering a gift to TNOC. [Click here to jump down to the Stripe donate form. Here for PayPal.]

Our mission: The Nature of Cities is an international platform for transdisciplinary and collaborative dialogue and green urban solutions. We spread diverse, transformative ideas about the design and creation of better cities for all: cities that are resilient, sustainable, livable, and just. Our motto is “many voices, greener cities, better cities”, and the voices you hear at TNOC are practitioners, scientists, policy makers, and artists of all types, from around the world, writing about their own work and ideas.

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Your gift in 2018 will:

  • Help pay contributors. Currently none of our almost 700 contributors are paid for their writing for TNOC (with some very narrow exceptions). It is our dream to change this. We’d start with free-lancers, and gradually expand to paying practitioners from small organizations, and finally everyone. There is no pay wall at TNOC, no “members only” content. We need to pay contributors both to honor their work, and also to make sure we attract as many voices as possible to TNOC.
  • Support the essential operating expenses of TNOC. Such “general support” is the hardest thing to raise money for, so your help is key. This includes site design and maintenance, content editing, and expanding our roster of contributors
  • Create new education materials, including downloadable eBooks of thematic TNOC content.

    THANK YOU! from TNOC’s Board of Directors
    Pippin Anderson, Cape Town
    Marcus Collier, Dublin
    Marta Fajardo, Bogotá
    Mike Houck, Portland
    David Maddox, New York
    David Tittle, London
    Chantal van Ham, Brussels


TNOC is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt, non-profit charity in the United States, and your gift is tax deductible under the laws of U.S.

Current funders include Transit Center, the National Endowment for the Arts, Musagetes/, the National Science Foundation, the U.S.D.A. Forest Service, the University of Utah, the University of Johannesburg, the New York Urban Field Station, and people like you.