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Velo City

Joined in June 2011

About Us

As an organization, Velo City's overarching goal is to increase diversity in the urban planning and design process and professions by raising the awareness of these fields amongst youth.

Velo City’s mission is to introduce youth from underserved communities to urban planning and design concepts, community involvement opportunities, and career options in architecture, landscape architecture and urban planning and design. Through cycling, Velo City’s participants will experience a safe, healthy, and sustainable way to explore the City’s built environment and access its open spaces.

The idea for Velo City came to us in the summer of 2009 after several conversation filled bike rides led us to share our experiences as women of color in the urban planning and design professions. Acutely aware of the need for greater diversity in our fields, we have set out to make this change by starting a non-profit initiative that brings awareness of planning and design to diverse communities through the medium of cycling.

We are fiscally sponsored by the Vera Institute of Justice

As an organization, Velo City's overarching goal is to increase diversity in the urban planning and design process and professions by raising the awareness of these fields amongst youth.

Velo City’s mission is to introduce youth from…

Issue Areas Include

  • Arts & Music
  • Children & Youth
  • Civic Engagement
  • Community Development
  • Volunteering

Location

  • Brooklyn, NY 11238, United States

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