the online platform and offline retreat series for people who work with cities, communities, and the built environment.


Those who join Ticco gain access to our exclusive online platform. On the platform, members maintain the connections they made at our retreats, search for practitioners nationally, follow other members, and participate in Discussions.


Our Retreats are held regionally, enabling attendees to develop connections and meaningful working relationships. Unfortunately we have had to pause in-person gatherings as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. More will be planned when it is safe to do so!

Webinars & Blog

We create content designed to support your career and professional growth in the form of webinars and blog posts. While some are for everyone, those who join the Ticco community see them first. Create an account to ensure you get priority access to career content!


"Shaping Cities" is our official podcast for members and non-members alike! Listen to episodes here, and don't forget to find and subscribe to Shaping Cities on your favorite podcast app!


Our mission is to enable people who shape cities to embrace each other and collaborate as they usher our urban areas into the future.

Our Core Values

  • Break Barriers: Encourage collaboration and help professionals to look beyond what divides us 
  • Create a Culture of Compensation: Advocate for fair pay in our members' professions and the elimination of unpaid internships
  • Support Future Leaders: Provide a space where the next generation of professionals feels comfortable sharing their experiences and perspectives

Our Commitments

  • We Never Sell Your Data: Ticco will never harvest your data (such as contact information or user behavior on our platform) and sell it to a third party.
  • We Advocate for You: Ticco advocates for policies and workplace practices that put the needs of professionals first.

OUR perspective

Today, people who shape cities aren't just doing their work in the face of a challenging environmental, systemic, and political climate. We're expected to have broad skillsets, maintain transparency, and adhere to stringent guidelines. To move our work (and our cities) forward, we need to turn to a new approach. By proactively connecting with our peers in other professions, we can leverage our shared knowledge and develop new solutions to the issues we face in our urban areas.

Katie Rispoli Keaotamai, CEO

Our Chief Executive Officer

Katie Rispoli Keaotamai is our Founder & CEO. Since 2018, she has planned and overseen Ticco's growth, operations, platform development, retreats, and industry partnerships.

Katie's past work has intersected with construction, historic preservation, urban planning, and placemaking. She holds a Master of Heritage Conservation from the School of Architecture and a certificate from the Sol Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California.

Hobi in Blob

Our Development Lead

Nate Hobi is Ticco's Development Lead and is Senior Developer at Each + Every. Nate has engineered Ticco's user interface to reflect the needs of the community.

Working collaboratively with the rest of the Ticco team and designers in-house at Each + Every, Nate leverages his skills as a full-stack web developer to maintain and enhance Ticco's online services and platform to support our growing user base.

Erik in Blob

Our Outreach Coordinator

Erik Felix communicates with the Ticco community to support the user experience. Among his other contributions, Erik brings his expertise to Ticco as host of our podcast, Shaping Cities.

Before joining Ticco he worked at an independent radio promotion company, where he became an integral voice in community and college radio. Erik holds a BA in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles. 

“It's going to revolutionize the future of city building.”

Ticco user


Grow your network and your practicing knowledge.


Your free account includes:

  • 24/7 access to our online platform

  • Access to a network of verified professionals in 15+ practices nationwide

  • Search tools just for city builders, allowing you to find the specific professionals you've been looking for

  • Job postings, webinars, career tips & other resources posted to the platform
  • Unlimited messaging with fellow professionals

  • Discussion forums with fellow professionals

  • Early-bird registration for Ticco Retreats

  • Our guarantee that we'll never sell your data

Complimentary Access

Prior to March 2020, Access to Ticco was priced at $10/mo. Due to the loss of jobs, contracts, and networking opportunities many of us are facing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, TICCO has waived this cost indefinitely. New and returning users may create their free accounts here.

Read our FAQ here.


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