“IVC – InVisibleCities” is an open community dedicated to urban innovation. Our members are from different cities around the world and multiple backgrounds. By working collaboratively we aim to tackle with city’s complex issues, and open up the conversation for the public. With new tools in hands, we believe that cities are to be seen differently, in the way that is more sophisticated, intriguing, and humane. It is in cities that we learn, we engage, and we innovate.


We host public events, we share thoughts, and we work openly and collaboratively on ‘projects’. An ‘IVCproject’ is the full demonstration of our views toward specific urban agenda, which comprises of urbanstudy, data analysis, user reaserch, design strategies, etc. An IVC project could come from sponsorship,collaboration, or self-initiation. Each IVC project is conducted under four guiding principles:

Ask Critical Questions

Ask questions that matters. Identify problems that the city is having, struggling with, and has the opportunity to be further tackled.

Research from Multiple Angles

Study from the data-driven, macro-sacled, quantitative, systematic urban point of view, to human-centered, micro-scaled, qualitative approach.

Share Insights and Findings

Share what's provocative, inspiring. Show what's new. Go beyond fun facts. Don’t bother proving common-sense.

Propose Idea or Strategies

Bring up possible solutions, make suggestions, or at least identify possible ways to tackle the agenda further. Keep the conversation open and constructive.


If you like what we do, why not become a part of it?

If You:

  • Face a challenging problem at city scale and look for cross-disciplinary problem solvers;
  • Want to share particular dataset with the public and leverage its value;
  • Embrace possibilities;
  • Want to fund specifc research topic;
  • Want to offer off-line meeting place for our members;
  • Can sponsor any other kind of resource;
  • Want to collaborate with us;

If You:

  • Passaionate about cities;
  • Love to solve wicked problems;
  • Embrace possibilities;
  • Can do geo-location analysis;
  • Can do data mining/ analysis;
  • Can do spatial design;
  • Can do strategic thinking;
  • Can do qualitative research;
  • Have other skillsets associate with cities, data, visualization, mobility, etc.;