We help you ideate, prototype, fail-fast, and scale solutions to address urban development challenges.


Many development challenges and opportunities now, and into the future, will be in urban settings, magnify global threats such as youth unemployment, climate change, migration, water and food security and resource shortages. These urban challenges need new solutions developed through open innovation, which can be scaled and adapted to a variety of specific urban environments.

We believe the international development sector needs new approaches, new business models and new ways of partnering to solve these urban development challenges. International development organisations will require the agility of a startup (to ideate, prototype, fail-fast, and scale) combined with sustainable development and rights based approaches captured in the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.

We know these new solutions will require shared value and multi-sectoral partnerships to address funding needs and explore new pathways to creating sustainable impact at scale.

The Urban Platform Studio is an urban innovation and research consultancy that supports organisations to drive innovation and find solutions for today's urban challenges.



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