People Building Better Cities built on the work of the Global Studio. A traveling exhibition, PBBC was developed by a team led by Anna Rubbo. An international advisory group provided input. The exhibition consists of 23 panels, and between 2013-15 was shown in ten countries and 18 cities, including at World Urban Forum 7 in Medellin, Colombia and at the Union of International Architects Congress in Durban, South Africa. The exhibition shares the participatory planning and design lessons learned in Global Studio, and it profiles the work of people-centered urban professionals SE Asia, Australia, and the Caribbean. The Resource Platform is an important knowledge sharing element of the project.
Through co-organized local events in each city with universities, local government or communities of the urban poor, PBBC encouraged debate and action on issues confronting cities in the context of climate change, poverty and inequality, citizen engagement, and education. PBBC is available in English, Portuguese, French, Spanish, Chinese and Hindi. View exhibition panels and guide documents.