City Makers Movement

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"Over the past couple of years, the City Makers movement has been taking off. You find City Makers everywhere, people who singlehandedly initiate change in their urban surroundings and contribute to the public cause. Citizens in different countries and contexts are inspired, either out of dissatisfaction or a strong believe in local social innovation, to take ownership over the liveability of their neighbourhoods and cities. This is a shift taking place all across Europe.

But if City Maker demonstrate their ability to self-organise, take charge and improve their surroundings, shouldn’t they also be given the acknowledgement and tools that independently creating such value requires?" (


"What has happened so far ? [1]

  • The online platforms Nieuw Nederland and New Europe were launched.
  • European City Makers met for the first time on June 25th in Amsterdam during the first European City Makers Meet-up.
  • Metropolitan Field Trips were organised in Rome, Budapest, Copenhagen, Athens, Lisbon, London, Stockholm and Berlin."

More Information

  • "The City Makers Agenda is a step towards developing a strategy for City Makers, which will allow them to develop their position within the world of urban development and policy making. From citizen engagement to citizen empowerment." [2]