© Urban Design and Planning Team: Fabienne Hoelzel, Julia Valiengo
FABULOUS URBAN is an urban design, research and planning agency specializing in less developed regions, established in Geneva and currently based in Zurich and Lagos. Our design and planning approach is strongly research-led and radically hands-on. We stand for comprehensive, community-based concepts, preferably covering all scales in one project – from strategic planning to detailed construction design, with the human being in the center of thoughts. Empowering communities – and therein especially the women and girls – is therefore a key strategy in our projects, mainly through micro-entrepreneurial activities, micro-management and micro-urbanism, based on existing local traditions and embedded in local and strategic actor-networks. We operate from Switzerland that offers excellent infrastructure, global networking and great access to international as well as Swiss foundations and organizations.