Kounkuey Design Initiative is a community development and design nonprofit. We partner with under-resourced communities to advance equity and activate the unrealized potential in their neighborhoods and cities.
We are a team of landscape architects, urban planners, civil engineers, architects, community organizers, and researchers working around the world across four service areas.
We work with disadvantaged communities to design and build "Productive Public Spaces", integrating critical amenities and green infrastructure to meet social, economic, and environmental needs.
We help residents advance their long-term visions through planning projects and design resident-led programs to generate income, energize culture, build community capacity, and activate our built works.
We fill clear gaps in knowledge and create a basis for effective and equitable development by working with communities to design and deliver rigorous research projects and test solutions to risk.
We leverage our built work, networks, and research to shape policy alongside communities, governments, and universities. We promote community-led design through conferences, lectures, and publications.