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

Center for Defence and Security Strategic Studies

CDSSS Bucharest Romania G

Center for Democracy and Technology

CDT 1994 Washington DC USA G

Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion

CFI Washington DC USA G

Center for Global Communications

GLOCOM 1991 Tokyo Japan G

Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies

CHDS 1997 Washington DC USA G

Center for Human Rights and Environment

1999 Palm Beach Gardens FL USA G

Center for International Security and Cooperation

CISAC 1983 Stanford CA USA G

Center for International Social Work Studies, West Hartford

CISWS 1993 West Hartford CT USA N

Center for International Trade and Security

CITS 1987 Athens GA USA G t

Center for Mediterranean Integration

CMI 2009 Marseille France E g

Center for New National Security

CNNS 1979 Harpers Ferry WV USA N

Center for Oceanic Awareness, Research and Education

COARE 2006 Oakland CA USA G

Center for Research and Telecommunication Experimentation for Networked Communities

CREATE-NET 2003 Trento Italy G

Center for Science and International Security

CENSIS 1988 Hamburg Germany G

Center for Sustainable Asian Cities

CSAC Singapore Singapore G

Center for the Study of State and Society, Buenos Aires

1975 Buenos Aires Argentina G

Center for UN Reform Education

CURE 1978 New York NY USA G

Center for Urban History of East Central Europe

2004 Lviv Ukraine G

Center of Asian and Pacific Studies, Iowa City

CAPS 1986 Iowa City IA USA G

Central American Agreement on Highway Traffic

1958 T g

Central American Bank for Economic Integration

CABEI 1961 Tegucigalpa Honduras F g

Central American Democratic Security Treaty

1995 T g

Central American Institute of Public Administration

1954 San José Costa Rica F gj

Central American Integration System

1991 Antiguo Cuscatlan El Salvador F gy

Central American Monetary Council

1964 San José Costa Rica E g

Central American Tourism Agency

CATA Managua Nicaragua D

Central American Tourism Council

1965 Antiguo Cuscatlan El Salvador E g

Central and Eastern European Regional Network

CERGE-EI 1998 Prague Czech Rep G

Central European Air Traffic Services

CEATS 1997 E g

Central European Countries Travel Association

CECTA Banbury UK N

Central European Initiative

CEI 1989 Trieste Italy F g

Central European Police Academy

1993 Vienna Austria E

Centre d'étude et de recherche pour l'intégration régionale et le développement de l'Afrique

CERIDA Conakry Guinea G

Centre d'Etudes de Sécurité Internationale et de Maîtrise des Armements

CESIM 1999 Paris France G

Centre d'études des transports pour la Méditerranée occidentale

CETMO 1985 Barcelona Spain G

Centre d'études et de recherches internationales et communautaires

CERIC 1973 Aix-en-Provence France G

Centre d'études et de recherches sur l'urbanisation du monde arabe - Equipe monde arabe et méditerranée

CITERES-EMAM 1977 Tours France G

Centre d'études sur la sécurité internationale et les coopérations européennes

CESICE Grenoble France G

Centre de documentation Tiers-monde de Paris

CDTM 1980 Paris France G

Centre de recherches et de promotion pour la sauvegarde des sites et monuments historiques en Afrique


Centre européen pour la sécurité

CEPS 1984 Charleroi Belgium N

Centre for Access to Football in Europe

CAFE 2009 London UK E

Centre for Affordable Housing Finance in Africa

CAHF Parkview South Africa D

Centre for African Settlement Studies and Development

CASSAD 1990 Ibadan Nigeria G

Centre for African Studies, Lisbon

1981 Lisbon Portugal G v

Centre for Alternative Technology

CAT 1975 Powys UK G

Centre for Arctic Medicine, Oulu

Oulu Finland G

Centre for Black and African Arts and Civilization

CBAAC 1979 Lagos Nigeria G

Centre for Defence Studies

CDS 1990 London UK G

Centre for Euro-Atlantic Integration and Democracy

CEID 2001 Budapest Hungary N