Activate The City!

Karen Jelenje

Founder/Urban Designer


Activate the City! is a new creative urban placemaking and community engagement agency. We are dedicated to working in underserved communities to activate vacant and redundant spaces and working collaboratively with local people within these communities to make this happen. Our process is to Engage – Collaborate - Facilitate - Create and Inspire. Therefore at the core of our work, is facilitating young people to become leaders of their community through youth-led live projects and community design workshops. Vision - Enable underserved communities to take ownership of their built environment - Create spaces that they need to make their communities thrive - Create a dialogue about public space and how design can be the catalyst for the creation of meaningful and joyful places that facilitate community engagement and growth. Aims -Work collaboratively with young people, communities and partners to reclaim vacant spaces in their local area - Promote social justice by creating business and employment opportunities and spaces for community cohesion - Empower young people to become leaders of their community and develop community and urban design skill sets


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