The Laneway Project is a not-for-profit social enterprise.

We believe that laneways have at the potential to be vibrant, living spaces, and that thriving public spaces help to create strong neighbourhoods, communities and cities.


Our work falls into 3 streams: 

  1. We work in partnership with the development and design community to improve and activate laneways.

  2. We work with municipalities and other stakeholders to create laneway friendly policies and procedures.

  3. We develop resources and host events to inspire and support residents, community groups, businesses and other stakeholders in improving and making better use of laneways.

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What defines a character of a city is its public space, not its private space.
— UN-HABITAT Executive Director Joan Clos i Matheu (Placemaking and the Future of Cities, Project for Public Spaces, 2012; p.1)