Our Approach

The city is a physical entity boosting social life and economic opportunities. LIFTcities contributes to make the urban poor benefit of the opportunities cities have to offer. Together with our clients, we want to lift physical and social barriers that keep people in a vicious poverty chain.

No intervention or barrier stands in itself but impacts different scale levels and places. From that perspective, we believe in intertwining different scale levels of operation: from government to local street level. We combine social and technical knowledge and seek solutions in creating cross disciplinary bridges.

LIFTcities approaches slum upgrading in a cross-disciplinary way, delivering value at different scale levels of operation.

We strive to move simultaneously to urban growth. In quickly urbanising areas, timely input offers opportunities to prevent expected problems.