NLÉ is an architecture, design, and urbanism practice focused on developing cities and communities. As thinkers, creatives and agents of change, our role is to reveal new sustainable solutions and apply them to responsibly shape physical, human and commercial structures around the world. We are starting in Africa and other developing regions. Our activities are focused on city development research and strategy advisory service, conceptualization and creative structuring, architecture and products design, infrastructure design, arts and cultural urban interventions. With our global network of experts and collaborators, our products and services are of world-class quality and integrity. At the same time, we ensure value and relevance through local resources, capacity building and economy of means. NLÉ means ‘at home’ in Yoruba, the language of Africa’s first truly urbanized population. From the 11th century onwards, the Yoruba lived in a network of West African cities characterized by sophisticated commercial and governing structures. But within NLÉ’s philosophy, the ‘home’ is much more than walls, floors and ceilings. For us it refers to the fundamental building blocks of the city, to everyday life and the uses of public space in the emerging and endlessly complex urbanisms of the so-called developing worlds.