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600+ real estate and planning teams use coUrbanize to create customized online strategies for meaningful and equitable engagement.




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We Started

In 2013, MIT graduate and urban planner Karin Brandt founded coUrbanize with the mission of improving the real estate development process through inclusive engagement. Since then, coUrbanize has helped more than 500 teams to scale public outreach, have more productive conversations with the community, and ultimately build critical support for their projects.

We’ve Won

Andrew Colbert

In communities where we haven’t used coUrbanize and faced opposition, we’ve seen entitlements drag on for an additional 12 to 18 months. The total added cost is in the tens to hundreds of thousands of dollars with additional permitting, legal, and overhead expenses plus costs associated with design changes.

Andrew ColbertVice President, Development, WinnCompanies
Katrina Lewis

coUrbanize helped us engage with more people in the community, which was ultimately one of the most important critical success factors for this project. Our partnership with coUrbanize helps us unlock more value for our clients, like the City of Detroit, while also creating a more inclusive partnership process.

Katrina LewisVice President, Energy, AECOM
Jeroen Henrich

The fact that coUrbanize is plug-and-play provides big cost savings. We didn’t have to hire a web developer and design a website. Compared to setting something up from scratch there is a cost savings in dollars as well as time. We set up coUrbanize in a matter of weeks – it was extremely fast and very reactive.

Jeroen HenrichVice President, Development, Cadillac Fairview
Gianna Frederique

Without coUrbanize it would have been much more difficult for us to state our case to City Councilmembers. We were able to produce hard evidence and analytics showing that 80% of project comments were positive…Those kinds of analytics are difficult to get with only in-person outreach.

Gianna FrederiqueVice President, Marketing & Communications, Silverstein Properties
Alanna Mallon

Residents have expressed that they have been so grateful to have new and accessible tools to communicate their thoughts and participate in this process. Participation has long been a function of privilege, and the way we were doing engagement before doesn’t feel right anymore…This was such a unique opportunity to make the process more honest, open, and transparent.

Alanna MallonVice Mayor, City of Cambridge

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Helping to build better neighborhoods drives everything we do.

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We go above and beyond to build the company, together.



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We give people the access needed to shape the future of their community.

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Everything we do at coUrbanize revolves around a singular mission – improving the real estate development process so our customers can build better neighborhoods. To learn more about our vision and see open positions

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