OURB is a urban action collective that designs tools and test methods for building community, in order to discuss information, share expertise, and create connections that will inspire a collective development of the built environment.

The idea is to facilitate the communication of all city actors simultaneously in order to make connections and build “commons of knowledge” to make smart analysis of the urban environment.  To then be able to detect challenges that can be turned into possibilities and open up opportunities for smart design proposals to arrive.  We believe in an alternative way to the traditional linear and hierarchical method of planning, and so we are experimenting for more inclusive methods, which incorporate bottom up and top down strategies and allows for them to work together.