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Ideas are the currency of change in our communities. Great thinking will lead to the cities we want, rather than the cities we inherit. All good design, and good technology, starts with an idea. From seeing patterns in data, to interpreting complexity with insight, IBI Group is at the leading edge of how we think about our cities, and how to make them better.

Is Vancouver Ready to Grow from Laneways to Living Lanes?

Land in Vancouver is among the world’s most valuable, yet 27% of it is used for roads, streets and laneways. At $150 per square foot, these 3000 hectares of pavement would have a whopping value of $48 billion, if developed. We all need to move around the city, so building on all of this...

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e-Bikes: Danger or Game-Changer?

It’s likely you’ve seen an e-bike on a local roadway and not noticed that it was any different; while some e-bikes are clearly motor powered, many of these bikes integrate an electric motor seamlessly into the basic mechanics of a standard bicycle. The added motors can function to assist the bicycle in...

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A Difference-Maker for PBL: Furniture

School Districts across the United States are seeking options differing from the traditional classroom in order to transform their spaces into project based learning environments. Traditional classrooms use passive furniture that support typical Information Transfer Learning (ITL) environments. While we have become more knowledgeable about the impact of the classroom environment on learning,...

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TH!NK is our in-house research and development group, and also curates the blog. Unlike traditional R&D units, TH!NK works as a decentralized knowledge network that leverages the intellectual capital of IBI Group employees across disciplines and geographies. This interdisciplinary approach means that fresh perspectives and ideas are constantly applied across sectors, leading to new concepts and solutions that define the cities of tomorrow.

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Innovation at IBI

People make ideas

At IBI Group we are a coalition of leading urbanists, design thinkers, and practitioners — experts on the communities that we not only design for, but live in as well.

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Upcoming Events

Our leading staff participate in conferences and events around the world. It is a great way to meet us in person, and to hear what the latest developments are in our industry, in technology, and in the cities around you. Find out where we are appearing next!

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We are the global partner to plan, design, build, and sustain the cities of tomorrow. We are holistically minded, design inspired, and technology driven.


Technology has drastically accelerated the pace of change in our lives - and our communities must evolve accordingly. By blending data and design, we're fostering smarter, more connected residential environments.

See how IBI is redefining the urban experience


Medical science is helping us achieve longer, happier, highly functional lives. We’re finding new ways to put patients first, and transforming the way we think about aging in place.

See how we’re advancing healthcare realities


A new generation of minds is reshaping the way we approach education at all levels of learning. We’re connecting pedagogy to design to deliver the best conditions for discovery.

See how we’re reshaping education environments


A new mobile ecosystem is changing the way we interact with and move throughout our cities. We're tapping into new technologies and community intelligence to bring choice and comfort to the urban journey. We are enabling a connected future for cities and their residents.

See how we’re changing the way cities move