Collage of images and quotes arranged neatly on a purple/green board, with some of the text cut off. Type reads from left to right: "Reading up on key urban issues", "Volunteering in your community", "Taking action in your city", "Being a tourist in your own town", "Researching your city's history", "Finding your favourite mural", "Taking a walking tour", "Exploring public art and follies".
Collage of images and quotes arranged neatly on a purple/green board, with some of the text cut off. Type reads from left to right: "Reading up on key urban issues", "Volunteering in your community", "Taking action in your city", "Being a tourist in your own town", "Researching your city's history", "Finding your favourite mural", "Taking a walking tour", "Exploring public art and follies".

Cities

All things (sub)urban + towns.

Does Cities really only cover urban areas?

 

While our directory is only just getting started, this is what we have planned for the theme of Cities:

Despite its name, Cities is not just about large urban centres. It’s also about the suburbs, about small towns, villages and rural areas – basically about any physical place where communities live together. We want to help you find out new things about the place you live in. We want you to discover new neighbourhoods and the history of a place. We want to showcase public art, fascinating architecture and the importance of urban design. We want to give you ideas for events to attend to discover your surroundings and for how to connect with your community. And we want to help you find inspiring art and gifts which celebrate the beauty of the places all around you.

CONNECTING WITH A CITY: City-themed stationery, art & gifts; Local arts & crafts markets; Local community organizations; Guided walks; Lectures & reading series; Workshops, classes & training programs; Magazines covering cities & public spaces; Radio programs & podcasts; Newsletters & blogs about urban issues; Postcard collecting and Custom maps. DISCOVERING GENERATIONS PAST: History of neighbourhoods; History of street names; Architectural historians & historians specializing in cities; Archives & resources about using archives; Historical societies; Historian-in-residence programs; Writers covering architecture, geography & local history; Maps and Museums. DREAMING UP A FUTURE: Architecture & urban planning resources; Neighbourhood BIAs (business improvement areas'); Buildings; Transit systems; Parks & monuments; Urban planning & development organizations; Architects; Architecture & urban planning industry associations; FINDING ART EVERYWHERE: Public art installations; Follies; Murals; Public art programs & resources; Public art events; Architecture & public art festivals; Sculptors & other artists creating public art and Muralists.

How to add your organization to the Young W directory

Are you an artist who creates public art or murals, a local community organization, a historical society or any other organization which fits into one of the categories above? Check out the Get Involved page for details about how to get your organization added to the directory.

 

We sell city-themed postcards and trading cards, plus non-fiction books about geography, design, architectural follies and the history of cities.