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

Centre for International Security and Strategic Studies, Kiev

CISSS 1999 Kiev Ukraine N

Centre for Safety and Development

CSD Amersfoort Netherlands G

Centre for Security and Peace Studies

CSPS 1996 Yogyakarta Indonesia G

Centre for Security Cooperation

RACVIAC 2000 Bestovje Croatia E g IGOs

Centre for Social Sciences and Humanities

CSH 1989 Delhi India N

Centre for Southeast Asian Social Studies

CESASS 1985 Yogyakarta Indonesia G

Centre for Strategic Studies and Reforms, Chisinau

Chisinau Moldova N

Centre for Tourism in Islands and Coastal Areas

CENTICA Chatham UK G

Centre for Transnational Relations, Foreign and Security Policy

1986 Berlin Germany G

Centre for Urban and Regional Studies

Buenos Aires Argentina G

Centre interdisciplinaire méditerranéen d'études et de recherches en sciences sociales

CIMERSS 1980 Bouc-Bel-Air France G

Centre international de langue et civilisation, Saint-Etienne

CILEC 1976 Saint-Etienne France G

Centres régionaux d'enseignement spécialisé en agriculture

CRESA Dschang Cameroon E

Centro de Documentación de Arquitectura Latinoamericana

CEDODAL 1996 Buenos Aires Argentina N

Centro de Investigaciones sobre América y el Caribe

CIALC 1978 Mexico City Mexico E

Centro Internacional de Restauración Neurológica

CIREN 1989 Havana Cuba N

Centro Interuniversitario de Desarrollo

CINDA 1971 Santiago Chile F

Centro Regional para a Salvaguarde do Patrimônio Cultural Imaterial da América Latina

CRESPIAL 2006 Cusco Peru E

CERT Coordination Center

CERT/CC 1988 Pittsburgh PA USA G

CESAL

1988 Madrid Spain G

Cetacean Society International

CSI 1974 Georgetown CT USA G v

Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society

CRM Society 1973 Glasgow UK E v

Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport

1919 Corby UK F j Institutes

Cheetah Conservation Fund

CCF 1990 Otjiwarongo Namibia G f Funds, Funds

CHEIRON - The International Society for the History of Behavioral and Social Sciences

1968 Akron OH USA F v

Chemical Research Applied to World Needs

CHEMRAWN Conference London UK S c Conference Series

Chemical Research Applied to World Needs

CHEMRAWN Committee 1976 Research Triangle Park NC USA E v

Child Haven International

CHI 1985 Maxville ON Canada N

Child in the City Foundation

F f

Child Rescue International

Camarillo CA USA K

Child Rights Connect

1983 Geneva Switzerland E y International Federations, Human Rights Organizations

Childbirth Survival International

CSI Baltimore MD USA G

Children of Conservation

Atlanta GA USA N

Chol-Chol Foundation for Human Development

1971 Temuco Chile G f Foundations

Chr Michelsen Institute - Development Studies and Human Rights

1930 Bergen Norway G j Institutes, Human Rights Organizations

Christian Life Community

CLC 1563 Rome Italy B

Christian Mission Aid

CMA 1986 Grandville MI USA G Humanitarian Organizations

Christian Research Association

CRA 1993 London UK E

Chrysler 300 Club International

1970 Benson MD USA N vv Clubs, Clubs

Church Monuments Society

1979 Okehampton UK N v

Cicero Foundation

CF 1992 Maastricht Netherlands G f Foundations

Circuits International

1951 Zandvoort Netherlands D

Circumpolar Conservation Union

CCU 1993 Washington DC USA G

CISV International

1950 Newcastle upon Tyne UK F

Cités des métiers International Network

2001 Marseille France F

Cities Alliance

1999 Brussels Belgium F

Cities Climate Finance Leadership Alliance

CCFLA 2014 C

Cities Development Initiative for Asia

CDIA 2007 Manila Philippines E

Cities for Children

2007 Stuttgart Germany E

Citizen Bridges International

1989 Chicago IL USA N

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