emerging cities and their slums



Utopia is opening a network of urban innovation studios for emerging cities and their slums

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San Francisco

San Francisco Mothership

The Mothership was established in San Francisco, a city full of designers and technologists and dreamers. The Mothership provides strategic alignment and platform services to the emerging network of studios. 


Rio Studio

Utopia Rio de Janeiro

Utopia is establishing an urban innovation lab in Rio de Janeiro, the symbolic capital of slums in Latin America. This is the first location to test out our CITYLab platform approach as an urban venture studio for the emerging city.


Kathmandu Studio

Utopia Kathmandu

The second studio launched in Kathmandu, Nepal. Tapping into the local youth energy and budding innovation movement, the studio is incubating urban solutions for slumdwellers. 


Ulaanbaatar Studio

Utopia Ulaanbaatar

The first studio has launched in Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia. 60% of the population lives in the informal ger districts of the city.