Sustainability and Inclusivity
Sustainability and Inclusivity
Addressing key challenges around human life through design.
Changing the world with empathy
Changing the world with empathy
A common sense approach to complex problems.

WHO WE ARE

Built Empathy is a non-profit organisation dedicated to enabling community development through design.

We improve livability in Indian cities by making public spaces safer, inclusive, and sustainable for under-resourced communities through participatory design processes.

With a practice rooted in human-centered design, we bring design to the communities that need it most.

KEY AFFECTING SYSTEMS

With empathy, sustainability, and inclusivity at its core, we design with an awareness of the urban systems affecting spaces:

Urban Environmental Design
Health & Sanitation
Waste Management
Energy & Environment
Sustainable Production & Consumption

We are dedicated to supporting the UN Sustainable Development Agenda 2030.

WHAT WE DO

RESEARCH & POLICY

We engage in policy advocacy and use citizen support to catalyze visible impact.

DESIGN ACTION

We work with civil society organisations and governments to translate plans to reality using research.

OUTREACH

We engage with different citizen groups to create awareness and empowerment for change-making in the built environment.

OUR APPROACH

DESIGN THINKING

Design Thinking is a human-centered approach to innovation that draws from the designer's toolkit to integrate the needs of people, the possibilities of technology, and the requirements for business success.

BEHAVIOURAL DESIGN

Behavioural Design is concerned with how design can shape, or be used to influence human behaviour. It is a high-impact, low-cost way of nudging people to take the desired action.

Improve livability for people living in poverty

Become a part of a community of people caring about our cities and communities.

Collaborations & Fellowships

Organisations which have supported Built Empathy and continue to inspire us.