About Us

Know Your City engages the public in art and social justice through creative placemaking projects. Our programs and publications aim to educate people to better know their communities, and to empower them to take action. 

Organization Core Values

  • amplify under-represented voices
  • focus on experts with first-hand knowledge
  • present information in non-authoritative platforms
  • include multiple perspectives
  • focus on controversial and timely issues
  • accessible to all (price and otherwise)
  • democratic and participatory decision-making
  • empowerment of members
  • substantive programs with high-level of information
  • participation from people of all ages and walk of life
  • fun, culturally-oriented programs to better understand often-dry policy