A once, asphalt-covered schoolyard is now green: Learn more about the outdoor classroom.

A community-driven endeavor that is transforming Milwaukee’s Lindsay Heights neighborhood through innovative green infrastructure projects.  Learn more +

We believe food should be healthy, affordable, accessible and just. So, we’re working with our community to advocate for a resilient food system.  Learn more +

An ambitious partnership that tests, demonstrates and rigorously measures the solutions needed for vibrant, healthy and resilient cities.  Learn more +




The Center for Resilient Cities builds robust and thriving urban communities that are healthy, just, economically viable and environmentally sound. We envision a world of resilient cities filled with clean water, clear air, green landscapes, sustainable and just food systems, and healthy people in economically thriving neighborhoods.

Historic birthplace of the Underground Railroad in Wisconsin, we’re helping to revitalize Johnsons Park and celebrate its past.

Physical improvements and healthy lifestyle programs took this community garden far beyond soil and squash.

Students, researchers and community members  benefit from the Center’s innovative and year-round food production facilities.

Researchers at both the Universities of Wisconsin-Madison & Milwaukee and Edgewood College enrich all Center activities.

This project-based charter middle school has an environmental focus and interdisciplinary curriculum.



The Center for Resilient Cities is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that practices sustainable community development, working with neighbors to build communities that are good for people and good for the environment. Our process starts by asking neighbors about the values, needs and priorities of the community. Then we lend our expertise and develop partnerships to address both current and future challenges within the neighborhood.