Global Civil Society & the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 11: Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

Sustainable Cities & Communities


Cities are hubs for ideas, commerce, culture, science, productivity, social development and much more. At their best, cities have enabled people to advance socially and economically. With the number of people living within cities projected to rise to 5 billion people by 2030, it’s important that efficient urban planning and management practices are in place to deal with the challenges brought by urbanization.

Many challenges exist to maintaining cities in a way that continues to create jobs and prosperity without straining land and resources. Common urban challenges include congestion, lack of funds to provide basic services, a shortage of adequate housing, declining infrastructure and rising air pollution within cities.

Rapid urbanization challenges, such as the safe removal and management of solid waste within cities, can be overcome in ways that allow them to continue to thrive and grow, while improving resource use and reducing pollution and poverty. One such example is an increase in municipal waste collection. There needs to be a future in which cities provide opportunities for all, with access to basic services, energy, housing, transportation and more.

Name Acronym Founded City HQ Country/Territory HQ Type I Type II Type III

Bonobo Conservation Initiative

BCI Washington DC USA G

Born Free Foundation

1984 Horsham UK G f Foundations

Borneo Orangutan Survival International

BOS International Chepstow UK D

Botanic Gardens Conservation International

BGCI 1987 Richmond UK F

BRAC

1972 Dhaka Bangladesh F

Bread for the World - Protestant Development Service

1959 Berlin Germany G Human Rights Organizations

Brevets Randonneurs Mondiaux

BRM 1983 Ecquevilly France F

Bridge Fund Europe

1999 Bussum Netherlands G f Funds, Funds

Bridges International

Austin TX USA G

Bridges Organization: Art and Mathematics

Towson MD USA N

British and International Golf Greenkeepers Association

BIGGA 1987 Alne UK G Professional Bodies

British Association for Cemeteries in South Asia

BACSA 1976 London UK N

British-American Security Information Council

BASIC 1987 London UK G

Brücke-Le pont

1995 Fribourg Switzerland G

Bruderhof Communities

1953 Rifton NY USA R Religious Orders

Brunei Darussalam-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippine - East ASEAN Growth Area

BIMP-EAGA 1994 Kota Kinabalu Malaysia F g IGOs

Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation

1966 San Dimas CA USA F f Humanitarian Organizations, Foundations

Building Advisory Service and Information Network

BASIN 1988 Villefontaine France F y International Federations

Bureau international des containers et du transport intermodal

BIC 1933 Paris France E Professional Bodies

Burn Survivors Throughout the World

BSTTW 2001 Sarasota FL USA N

Butterfly Conservation Europe

BCE 2004 Wageningen Netherlands F

C40

2005 London UK F

CAADFutures Foundation

1985 Eindhoven Netherlands F f Foundations

Cairns Group

1986 F g IGOs

Camphill Movement

1939 Edinburgh UK F

Canadian Consortium on Asia Pacific Security

CANCAPS Edmonton AB Canada N

Canadian Physicians for Aid and Relief

CPAR 1984 Toronto ON Canada G Humanitarian Organizations

Canadian Tribute to Human Rights

CTHR 1983 Ottawa ON Canada N Human Rights Organizations

CAR 2 CAR Communication Consortium

CAR 2 CAR 2002 Braunschweig Germany D

Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum

CSLF 2003 Washington DC USA F g IGOs

Caretakers of the Environment International

CEI 1986 Nørresundby Denmark F

Caribbean Action Plan

CAR 1981 Kingston Jamaica F g IGOs

Caribbean Agricultural Health and Food Safety Agency

CAHFSA Paramaribo Suriname D g IGOs

Caribbean Aid for Trade and Regional Integration Trust Fund

CARTFund St Michael Barbados F gf Funds, Foundations, IGOs

Caribbean Alliance for Sustainable Tourism

CAST 1997 Coral Gables FL USA E

Caribbean Association of Housing Finance Institutions

CASHFI 1984 Kingston Jamaica D

Caribbean Aviation Safety and Security Oversight System

CASSOS 2008 Kingston Jamaica F g IGOs

Caribbean Conservation Association

CCA 1967 St Michael Barbados D

Caribbean Electric Utility Services Corporation

CARILEC 1988 Castries St Lucia F

Caribbean Family Planning Affiliation

CFPA 1971 St John's Antigua-Barbuda F Human Rights Organizations

Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association

CHTA 1959 Coral Gables FL USA D

Caribbean News Agency

CANA 1976 St Michael Barbados F e Corporations, Companies

Caribbean School of Architecture

CSA 1988 Kingston Jamaica N

Caribbean Tourism Organization

CTO 1989 St Michael Barbados D g IGOs

Caribbean Vulnerable Communities Coalition

CVC 2004 Kingston Jamaica F

CARICOM Implementation Agency for Crime and Security

IMPACS 2006 Port-of-Spain Trinidad-Tobago D g IGOs

Caring and Living As Neighbours

CLAN 2004 Toronto Australia G

Carlos Slim Foundation

1986 N f Foundations

Carpathian Ecoregion Initiative

CERI 1999 Bratislava Slovakia F

Carsharing Association

CSA D

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