Our Approach & Strategy
Building the Missing Links
We have worked collaboratively across 20 countries and more than 60 cities, and our clients are as diverse as we are, from municipalities to shared mobility services, developers, international institutions and local communities. Our Link Lab started recently in Chengdu, Athens and Kinshasa to transform some of our ideas in innovative products for cities and people, designed to influence from mobility choices to decision-making processes.
How Citilinks Happened
Citilinks was born from the desire of building bridges between disciplines and cultures to create better cities and livable urban environments that are responsive to people’s expectations. Everything started in 2009 around the campus of Tongji University in Shanghai, where a group of European, Chinese and African urbanists, architects and engineers decided to work together on the future of African cities, for the African Pavilion of the World Expo 2010.
Citilinks is made of European urbanists and architects that have experienced the rapid urbanization of megacities in China, Chinese technologists and urbanists that have studied in Europe and worked in Africa, planners and engineers from central and eastern Africa that have worked in America and China. Different backgrounds, different approaches but same values unite us and make it possible to work together for better urban environments combining genius loci and global knowledge.
Rethinking the Way We Move
Next Generation Infrastructure
Link Water Energy Environment
Empowering Innovations for African Cities
Belt & Road Cities
Over the years, Citilinks has built a network of city making professionals along the Belt and Road, from coastal Chinese cities to the heart of Europe, with partners based in Central Asia and Russia, Eastern Europe, South and Southeast Asia. The vast amount of infrastructure projects planned to link and connect Eurasia will not only transform connectivity and accessibility at the global scale, it will also transform the cities along those axes and let emerge new forms of development and modernity.