values

An index for value-driven design

The Just City Index has been developed over the last five years as a result of research and crowdsourced input on the values communities desire in their cities and neighborhoods to combat conditions of injustice. Many wellbeing frameworks prescribe a limited set of values or principles to define a community as resilient, sustainable, livable or happy. But each city and neighborhood has a unique set of qualities, conditions and inhabitants — which means they require different measures of wellbeing.

The Just City Index is a framework of 50 values, to be used as a tool for communities to establish their own definition and principles for what make each city or neighborhood more just. To define your Just City, explore the Index and our set of engagement tools.