Welcome to Cities Rising!

Cities Rising is a new nonprofit charitable organization dedicated to public education and conversation about the best democratic practices for municipal government in the United States and beyond.

Did you know that some of the world’s most livable cities are governed by city legislatures consisting of many everyday people?
Did you know, too, that some of these same cities practice decentralized democracy, with representative government functioning near the people, at the borough level?
We have a lot to learn and many urban problems to solve.
Consider helping lead a charter reform discussion in your city or county to improve democracy!
We are here to help with innovative ideas and expert advice from true public servants who have served in the legislatures of some of the world’s most successful cities.
Keep an eye on this space as we add resources and announce projects around the country.