Urban Toolbox is a human-centred design consultancy that transforms valuable urban spaces for the common good.


What’s the impact of creating citizen-led, inclusive cities? How are urban developments responding to or neglecting our very human traits — think loneliness, empathy and self-determination and many others. This documentary explores urban inequity that we face today, global practices that we can learn from and the purpose of our work.


Humanising our cities.

Urban Toolbox creates meaningful, inclusive and memorable experiences. By combining expertise in human behaviour, community development and physical design, we put social trust and human connection at the heart of everything we do.

Community as the agent of change.

By inviting the community to be involved in the design and implementation, we offer an opportunity for them to learn new skills, demonstrate ability and exercise agency to shape their own environment. The collaborative process increases ownership of the space and leads to a self-sustaining environment.

Meaningful partnerships.

We co-design solutions with stakeholders to create value by identifying ideas that maximise social, economic and environmental benefit. See our services.

Visit Small Shift, our social enterprise delivery arm, to see how we work with the local community and create jobs.

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