reSITE is a global non-profit acting to improve the urban environment.
What's our Story?
"reSITE was started because I wanted to listen closer. And, I was growing tired of what is known as a classic architecture, landscape or urban design firm. I wanted - and still want - to push my own limits in this respect. At first, it was a selfish endeavor. I had an idea, some time, and wanted to work with interesting people with different professional and cultural backgrounds. I wanted to see how useful we can be in the making of a city by providing new insight with a startup mentality, without profit in mind. I wanted to see if we could create links between professional groups or ideas where other people didn’t see them. Now it is a much bigger mission. What we found is that we can and are doing all of that. And, we can do more. We can remake the city if we listen to people, help them design the problem - and help them act. I try to create an environment at reSITE where we define new limits everyday, we inspire each other, and where everyone feels comfortable to expand and grow. We define the best project or event, then we go and figure out how to fund it. We always start with 'it's possible,' and never begin with 'no'.”
Martin Barry, Chairman
What Does it Mean?
At our second event, a pretty famous architect stepped on a reSITE stage in front of about 600 people and said something like this: “reSITE. I really hate this name. What does it mean - reSITE? Who came up with this?” We had to laugh. The beauty of this name is that it can mean whatever we want it to relative to cities and sites. We want you to be inspired to reTHINK, reLEARN, reIMAGINE, reDO the city when needed.
We aim to improve all the way to the end of every project. We learn, we improve, and we move quickly.
urbanism architecture innovation
a global + diverse platform
world class events
The urbanized world is our playground.
We understand how design can provide positive impact on our lives in cities.
be a part of our efforts by participating at our annual flagship event.
Small Talks, interviews, and other media content that promises to inspire you with creativity, impact and knowledge.
conferences, custom workshops, film festivals, bike rides, urban games, lectures, seminars, and other events.
We are ready...
to connect you to experts, provide consultancy and organize events.
If you don’t find the answer to your issue, write us.
We know how
to create livable and lovable cities.
How do we do it?
We play the long game at a time when no one else seems to. Our aim is to inspire people and professionals to unlock and realize the potential of their city. Number one: we believe in fostering collaboration and action. We are social innovators at the intersection of architecture, urbanism, politics, and culture looking to propel economic and cultural development. We encourage dialogue and social innovation. Why? To make cities better places to live.
We focus on quality public space, civic architecture, mobility, social innovation and new infrastructures.
We organize conferences, festivals, workshops, design competitions, urban games, film festivals, bike rides, discussions, exhibitions & public space interventions. And, we have a consultancy for cities and investors.
Who are we?
We are a nimble team of creative people who care deeply about cities, culture and design. We come from architecture, landscape architecture, art, media, business, culture, and nonprofit worlds. We are lecturers, teachers, doers, investors, and more. Our diversity and the positive impact we seek drives us forward.
We make connections between the city leadership, architects, planners, investors and communities to catalyze change in cities. We also provide a tool that helps design sustainable and resilient solutions for better cities.
We love to connect.
We have network of over 400 global experts and thought partners in our reach. We identify future trends, cutting edge ideas and strategies that make vital places.
- Adrian Benepe, Executive Vice President, Trust for Public Land
- Alexandros Washburn, Founding Director of CRUX, Stevens Institute of Technology
- Andrew S. Langsam, Partner, Pryor Cashman
- Barbara Wilks, Founder, W Architecture & Landscape Architecture
- Cecil Balmond, Founder, Balmond Studio
- Craig Dykers, Co-founder, Snøhetta
- David Chisholm, Co-founder, CMC Architects
- Gilles Berouard, MD, Havas Worldwide
- Greg Lindsay, Senior Fellow, New Cities Foundation
- Margaret Newman, Principal, ARUP
- Mark Johnson, Founder, CIVITAS
- Michael Brown, CEO, Calgary Municipal Land Corporation
- Nigel Atkins, Partner, Atkins Langford Development
- Vit Maslo, Partner, CMC Architects
How do they help?
reSITE is really fortunate to be advised by leading international voices in urban development, architecture and culture. We are indebted to those on and off this list, who help us identify emerging trends, solve complex challenges, sometimes help us reach fundraising goals, and they are often awesome ambassadors for our activities.