towns and cities international

What if?

What if towns and cities had a purpose beyond housing, feeding and an opportunities to earn a living? What if towns and cities had a mission that empowers and unearths potentials? What if we build communities instead of accumulations of houses? What if towns and cities had a focus? Something to aim for? Something to contribute? What if a town or city was alive and thriving?

Welcome to the easy town website for towns and cities international, an easy town project to rethink and inspire towns and cities around the globe, and a demonstration that rethinking towns and cities is a promising option to address the messes humanity is in.

icon for towns and cities international, an easy town project

featured town ideas


town idea


Towns by and for refugees

Cycles Gate

town idea

Cycles Gate

A town with a focus on building and producing with natural processes in mind

Skin Town

town idea

Skin Town

A town with a focus on skin health, cosmetics and leather

easy town, img

town idea

Easy Town

A town with a focus on the neurological patient

Why bother with towns and cities?


Large cities suffer from overpopulation, and small towns suffer from an exodus of people and jobs. If we discover how to run a town attractively, then our results will help cities and towns alike.

book 1, beginning

So what if we find out how to make a town attractive, fun, inspiring, thriving, and as free as any great city?

rethinking town & cities


Latest addition

Rethinking facades


Pump sessions

If you are looking for some input for your town, district or city, get in touch for an ideas and/or rethinking session.

towns specials

on other easy town websites

The Hub

icon for the Hub

The Hub is the idea for an internet within the internet, which could also be used to simplify admin tasks for towners, tourists and patients.

These towns specials introduce Hub features for towns and cities, such as tools for town admin, education, events or tourism.

book stations

icon for book stations

book stations are part of a whole bunch of ideas for the future of books.

The first towns special introduces a town for story creators. Other towns specials take a look at how books and the books trade can improve life in a town.


icon for dot.

dot. is an idea for a clothing company which empowers creatives, small businesses, customers and communities.

These towns specials focus on the role dot. could play for the local economy, the local identity, and the well-being of the towners.

The sex talk

icon for the website: we need to talk about sex

The human sexuality has many positive aspects but also terrible ones.

The sex talk towns specials introduce towns which address both the enjoyable and the destructive aspects of human sexuality, taking both the physical and mental health & happiness into account.


collections, easy town books, by Charlie Alice Raya, cover imgs

Towns special

Cycles & coexisting

Casey's bookshop

Casey’s bookshop

The story of a town which reinvents itself.

views from around the universe

Views from around the universe

Writers from various planets share their views on towns and cities.

Key scenes and quotes from the

easy town story

icon for the easy town books

towns and cities international and the easy town story

The first steps of the idea for TaCI (towns and cities international).

easy town, sketch

The origins of the easy town idea

While all town ideas have their origin in the ideas for easy town, easy town emerged in a time of crisis.

key quotes

Key quotes

Book 1, beginning tells the story of the first weeks of planning a town experiment. The key quotes focus on the essential statements and scenes with regard to the composition of the town, business practices, health, arts, education and more.

main teams

The team presentations

An introduction of the main project teams, plus the presentation of some ideas for easy town from book 1, beginning.

Photo specials

photo series, street life, title: screw you, by Charlie Alice Raya

photo special

street life

photo series, street life, 2022

photo special

street life, 2022

Berlin mirror, link photo, by Charlie Alice Raya

photo special

Berlin mirrored +

Berlin Marathon, ghosts, 2022, by Charlie Alice Raya

photo special

Berlin Marathon, 2022


Whether you have a suggestions, question or a comment, please, get in touch.

You can use this form or write directly to

Emails will be answered within 48 hours whenever possible.

Emails will be saved on this website’s server for 72h max.

Find out more about the privacy policy here >