Cities are the future. 

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3 out of 4 people will live in urban environments by 2050.

Cities are ground zero for working out human thriving in our time.

Thriving Cities Group is a nonprofit aligned with the University of Virginia that fosters healthier cities by disrupting and rebuilding the social and civic institutions that support community life. 

Thriving Cities Group at Work in Richmond


"We are working to get the community together, to get the community involved so we can make it better together.  That's what RVA Thrives is all about. That's what community's about." 

Rodney GaineS, Community Advocate for RVA ThriveS, a Thriving Cities Group Initiative