transformative community development

Flatbush Caton Market

Caton Flats, a mixed-use development in the heart of Brooklyn, features the revitalization of an iconic Caribbean marketplace. Learn more about our approach to the market’s redevelopment that ensures wealth is co-created and shared by existing business owners.


Financial Capability Scan

Urbane undertook a year-long scan of existing U.S. financial capability initiatives, with a focus on municipal-led efforts to provide insight into the role that cities and their core institutions can play in promoting residents’ personal economic growth. Created in partnership with JP Morgan Chase & Co.

Love Your Local

NYC Dept. of Small Business Services administers a city-wide initiative, Love Your Local, which provides local businesses up to $90,000 in grants to help stabilize and grow their businesses. Urbane provides direct technical assistance and business assessment services to grantees and applicants for the program in Brooklyn and the Bronx.


Detroit Lab featureLearn more about Urbane Development's Collaborative, a diverse collection of accomplished professionals in their respective fields, allowing us to dream bigger and heighten our impact on communities across the country. 

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New Report: Philadelphia Impact Investing Ecosystem

Philadelphia Impact Investing Ecosystem Analysis In July 2018, Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia engaged Urbane Development through a grant from The Barra Foundation to assess the impact investing ecosystem in the Philadelphia area. A scan of the landscape involved identifying current and potential investors, determining whether impact investment was part of their portfolio, and examining how these investments […]