Mobility For All by All (MFABA), is an interdisciplinary collaborative project funded by a Washington University Divided City grant, supported by a larger Mellon-funded Urban Humanities Initiative.

Mobility For All by All’s ultimate goal is to collaborate with communities and community-based organizations to develop accessible, resident-driven, data-based objectives for large-scale infrastructural investments to improve equity and long-term quality of life.  


Collaborative Community Projects (CCP)


Dutchtown South
Community Corporation

Where does transit take you?

Dutchtown South Community Corporation is a local community driven entity that is leading a citizen engagement process through an interactive arts-based artifact of hip-hop called freestyle. To facilitate conversation around the questions posed—"where does transit take you?"—DSCC has recruited hip-hop artists, visual artists, and videographers to develop a video and temporary art installation at the Chippewa-Broadway intersection, a proposed future Metrolink station.


creative reaction lab

what would public transit do to improve your life?

Creative Reaction Lab is a local socially based entity that is engaging with community members through a 10-week citizen apprenticeship program on behalf of Mobility For All By All. Their program invites college students from the region’s universities. Throughout the course, the participants will collaborate with communities in the Kingshighway/Fairground Park area to develop an arts-based initiative. 


Sewcial impact project

how can we re-imagine
public Transit?

Sewcial Impact Project is a st. Louis based social enterprise working with ten young people (over the course of four weekends), ages 12-20 to reflect on their current experiences getting around the city, imagine radical alternatives, and produce a quilt depicting a scene from the world they have imagined. Final quilts will be displayed at a public exhibit, where they will be used as provocation to encourage conversation among attendees about what they want (and don’t want) from the future of mobility.

Studio-Based Research

Megaregion to rail: systems-based urban design

The studio was an interdisciplinary, systems-based urban design studio focused on the interconnectivity of megaregion, city and district systems and their spatial, social, and environmental design opportunities. The aim was to utilize strategies of infrastructural urbanism to develop next generation, integrated design solutions that explored sustainable, innovative and creative options for proposed projects in recovering cities of the Midwest.

The second half focused at the scale of the city, using the St. Louis Northside / Southside Metrolink expansion as a case study for how cities might better leverage infrastructural investments for greater social and environmental gain through good urban design.