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

Born Free Foundation

1984 Horsham UK G f

Botanic Gardens Conservation International

BGCI 1987 Richmond UK F

BRAC

1972 Dhaka Bangladesh F

Brevets Randonneurs Mondiaux

BRM 1983 Ecquevilly France F

Bridge Fund Europe

1999 Bussum Netherlands G f

Bridges International

Austin TX USA G

Bridges Organization: Art and Mathematics

Towson MD USA N

British and International Golf Greenkeepers Association

BIGGA 1987 Alne G

British Association for Cemeteries in South Asia

BACSA 1976 London UK N

British-American Security Information Council

BASIC 1987 London UK G

Brot für die Welt

1959 Berlin Germany G

Brücke-Le pont

1995 Fribourg Switzerland G

Bruderhof Communities

1953 Rifton NY USA R

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

BIMP-EAGA 1994 Kota Kinabalu Malaysia F g

Buddhist Global Relief

BGR 2008 Carmel NY G

Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation

1966 San Dimas CA USA F f

Build Europe

1958 Brussels D

Building Advisory Service and Information Network

BASIN 1988 Villefontaine France F y

Buildings Performance Institute Europe

BPIE 2010 Brussels D j

Bureau international des containers et du transport intermodal

BIC 1933 Paris France E

Bureau of European Design Associations

BEDA 1969 Brussels Belgium D

Bureau of International Recycling

BIR 1948 Brussels C

Burn Survivors Throughout the World

BSTTW 2001 Sarasota FL USA N

Business Ethics Network of Africa

BEN-Africa 1999 Stellenbosch South Africa F

Butterfly Conservation Europe

BCE 2004 Wageningen Netherlands F

Buy Nothing Project

2013 F v

C40

2005 London F

CAADFutures Foundation

1985 Eindhoven Netherlands F f

Cairns Group

1986 F g

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

CAR 2 CAR Communication Consortium

CAR 2 CAR 2002 Braunschweig Germany D

Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance

CNCA C

Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum

CSLF 2003 Washington DC USA F g

Caretakers of the Environment International

CEI 1986 F

Caribbean Action Plan

CAR 1981 Kingston Jamaica F g

Caribbean Agricultural Health and Food Safety Agency

CAHFSA 2010 Paramaribo Suriname D g

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

Caribbean Chamber of Commerce in Europe

CCCE 2019 Brussels E t

Caribbean Conservation Association

CCA 1967 D

Caribbean Electric Utility Services Corporation

CARILEC 1988 Castries St Lucia F

Caribbean Environment Programme

CEP Kingston Jamaica E g

Caribbean Family Planning Affiliation

CFPA 1971 St John's Antigua-Barbuda F

Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association

CHTA 1959 Coral Gables FL USA D

Caribbean Information System for the Agricultural Sciences

CAGRIS St Augustine Trinidad-Tobago F g

Caribbean Network of Fisherfolk Organisations

CNFO 2004 F

Caribbean News Agency

CANA 1976 St Michael Barbados F e

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