We are a collective of urbanists

passionate about making cities better.

With input from experts, we cover best-practice examples of sustainable urbanism. This includes housing, commercial districts, mixed-use communities, green space, community space, mobility and more.


We focus on a wide range of themes, like urban renewal, adaptive reuse, brownfield redevelopment, equity, heritage preservation, healthy cities, housing affordability, ​active transportation, community-building, low carbon cities, architectural excellence, and much more.

We share our findings through city guides. In our city guides you'll discover the highlights, links to more information, and ways to connect with urbanists in-person during your travels.

Pop Cities was founded in 2017.


Sarah Marchionda, MCIP


Sarah is an urban planner and business professional with over 10 years of experience working in the field of sustainable urban development. She founded Pop Cities with the goal of spreading knowledge about urban development projects aimed at making cities more livable.

We work with urbanism experts around the world. Our list of contributors is coming soon.

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