Makoko Neighborhood Hotspot
© Isi Etomi
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, keeping the dignity of 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. We tap into (functioning) local practices, we embed ourselves into local and strategic actor-networks as well as into (our own) evidence-based research.
We operate from Switzerland that offers excellent infrastructure, global networking, and great access to international as well as Swiss foundations and organizations.