The Urban Acupuncture Network is a collection of pinpricks of change in communities throughout the world. Jaime Lerner describes urban acupuncture as a spark that sets off a current that begins to spread.

Urban acupuncture mimics traditional acupuncture theory, pinpointing areas of stress that need to be alleviated or repaired within a community. It begins with fundamental ideas of what makes cities thrive: familiar sounds, smells, gathering places, people, key infrastructure, adequate land use, and mass transportation.

#Urbanacupuncture steps in to make small but fundamental changes that alter city life for the better.