The Street Society is a collaborative agency promoting innovation across the fields of property development and urban transformation.

Structured around a permanent team of 6 people and a global network of 38 collaborators, our multidisciplinary team of urban thinkers and designers, writers and illustrators, creative artists and directors, provides our clients with vanguard solutions to complex urban issues.

Whether in Paris, Johannesburg, or Chicago, we've analysed emerging urban trends in the context of current social, technological and environmental evolutions, offered strategic support throughout the development of innovative property projects, and provided valuable insight and tools helping teams innovate and think outside the box.

We are instigators and pioneers with an acumen for ingenuity, here to assist in the development of transformative, inclusive urban and property projects.  

Our services include:

  • strategic advisory services for the development of urban projects

  • research on property trends (benchmark, database, publications)

  • workshops about innovation in urbanism and real estate

  • temporary activations and urban innovation labs

We have worked on projects in Paris, Johannesburg, Chicago, Vancouver and Detroit. We love to explore and get involved in new cities.


Founder| Director

_39B2832.jpg

Alice Cabaret is a French urban strategist with international experience in the fields of creative industrial reconversion and urban innovation.

Alice focuses her practice on the implementation of innovative urban projects including trend forecasting, spatial activations, industrial reconversions, public spaces upgrades, urban research and street art curation.

Alice holds a Master's degree in Urban Affairs from Sciences Po (Paris) and a certificate in Property Development (ESPI). She is the author of “Back to the Streets” (Wits University Press) and contributor to the Monocle Guide to Building Better Cities (Gestalten).

Alice has shared her experiences as a guest speaker with many organisations including the World Bank, New York University (NYU), Columbia University / Studio X (Rio de Janeiro), Ecole Camondo (Paris), the International Downtown Association (New York), as well as at the UIA World Congress of Architecture (Durban), the Unfinished Conference (Bucarest), the Oui Share festival (Paris), and the “Urbanist” podcast from Monocle (London).


Team

Our Paris-based, permanent team gathers urban strategists, planners, geographers, sociologists, architects and cultural experts.

_39B2415.jpg

Clemence Chapus

Urbanist

Specialised in urban analysis through a historical lens. Passionate about the relationship between art and the city in the field of meanwhile urbanism. Developed a sensitive reading of urban landscapes.

Paris I, Technische Universität

Anna Kulikova - Chris Saunders - 2018.jpg

Anna Kulikova

Cultural strategist

Specialised in cultural development, and the impact of digitalisation on urban heritage. Undertook research on feminist cultural critics and art projects throughout the urban landscape.

RANEPA, Sciences Po Aix, Paris VIII - Paris X

_39B8421.jpg

Alice Ponchaux

Architect

Specialised in urban renewal projects, at the intersection of architecture and urbanism. Passionate about innovative urban practices and on how to apply architectural thinking to other sectors. 

EAVT de Marne-la-Vallée, IUAV di Venezia


Simon Sochas - Chris Saunders - 2018.jpg

Simon Sochas

Urban planner

Specialised in the fields of social and environmental policy, and inclusive urban transformation. Worked for three years as a community engagement specialist on social housing regeneration projects in London.

King's College, UCL Bartlett School of Planning

_39B8325.jpg

Lucile Bernatas

Urban strategist

Specialised in urban policy with a particular focus on cities of Africa. Passionate about the diversity of socio-cultural forms of expression in urban spaces and, through them, how we are collectively shaping our cities.

Sciences Po Paris


Collaborators

We work with architects, designers, artists, researchers and entrepreneurs on different projects around the world. Contact us on alice@the-street-society.com if you are interested in collaborating. 

The visuals used for the banners of this website feature the works of the following photographers and illustrators : David Higgins / Adam Birkan / Hayley Eichenbaum / Lacatusu Andrei / Malte Brandenburg. 


Features

Our projects have been featured in the following media :


Clients & Partners

Our clients include property developers/owners/investors, municipalities and public organisations, architecture firms  and design agencies, as well as cultural stakeholders.