transformative community development

Flatbush Rising

The rebirth of the Flatbush Caton Market, de facto gateway to Brooklyn’s Caribbean community, is 10 years in the making.  Learn about our plan to convert this classic public market into the destination for all things Caribbean – food, fashion, beauty, culture, and conviviality – in the heart of Brooklyn.




For low-income residents, who either lack a traditional credit history or suffer from bad credit, the inability to demonstrate credit-worthiness can serve as crippling barrier to financial freedom and upward mobility. In light of this credit crisis, the OFE partnered with Urbane Development to identify “alternative” credit as a means for underserved communities to access more traditional financial services.


Kamehameha Schools

Urbane Development partnered with Econsult Solutions on behalf of Kamehameha Schools, a private charitable educational trust, to assess the feasibility of a shared food manufacturing facility in urban Honolulu on land managed by the Commercial Real Estate Division (CRED) of Kamehameha Schools (KS).


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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2 Oceans and a Project Manager – We’re Hiring!

Greetings Urbane Family, In the most exciting news since Frank Ocean finally dropping his new album, Urbane Development is excited to announce that we’re hiring a Project Manager! I’m already envisioning that you too are freaking out, hyperventilating, and are as excited about this as we are. In fact you are so overjoyed that you are […]