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

Centre for Euro-Atlantic Integration and Democracy

CEID 2001 Budapest Hungary N

Centre for Europe, University of Warsaw

1990 Warsaw Poland G

Centre for European Affairs

CEA Bratislava Slovakia G

Centre for European Governance

CEG 1991 Exeter UK G

Centre for European History and Civilization, Iasi

1992 Iasi Romania G

Centre for European Reform

CER 1996 London UK G

Centre for European Social and Economic Policy

CESEP 1987 Brussels Belgium E

Centre for European Sociology

1960 Paris France G

Centre for European Studies, Limerick

Limerick Ireland G

Centre for Foreign Policy Studies, Halifax

CFPS 1971 Halifax NS Canada G

Centre for Heritage Development in Africa

CHDA 2000 Mombasa Kenya E

Centre for Integrated Regional Development Bwamanda-Belgium

Congodorpen 1969 Heverlee Belgium G

Centre for International Cooperation and Security

CICS 2002 Bradford UK N

Centre for International Heritage Activities

2006 Leiden Netherlands G

Centre for International Security and Strategic Studies, Kiev

CISSS 1999 Kiev Ukraine G

Centre for Maritime Law and Security Africa

CEMLAWS Africa Accra Ghana G

Centre for Safety and Development

CSD 2004 Amersfoort Netherlands G

Centre for Security and Peace Studies

CSPS 1996 Yogyakarta Indonesia G

Centre for Security Cooperation

RACVIAC 2000 Bestovje Croatia E g

Centre for Social and Environmental Accounting Research

CSEAR 1990 St Andrews UK C

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 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-Étienne France G

Centre international de recherches et d'information sur l'économie publique, sociale et coopérative

CIRIEC 1947 Liège Belgium D

Centre international pour la ville, l'architecture et le paysage

CIVA Brussels Belgium G

Centre international réformé John Knox

1953 Le Grand-Saconnex Switzerland G

Centre régional d'intervention pour la coopération, Reggio Calabria

1983 Reggio Calabria Italy G

Centres régionaux d'enseignement spécialisé en agriculture

CRESA Dschang Cameroon E

Centro de Análise Estratégica da Comunidade dos Países de Língua Portuguesa

CAE/CPLP 1998 Maputo Mozambique E g

Centro de Documentación de Arquitectura Latinoamericana

CEDODAL 1996 Buenos Aires Argentina N

Centro de Estudios Avanzados en Banda Ancha para el Desarrollo

CEABAD 2014 Managua Nicaragua E

Centro de Estudios de Construcción y Arquitectura Tropical

CECAT 1989 Havana Cuba G

Centro de Estudios Urbanos y Regionales

CEUR Buenos Aires Argentina G

Centro de Gestión y Cooperación Internacional para el Desarrollo

CGCID 2013 Mexico City Mexico G

Centro de Investigaciones sobre América y el Caribe

CIALC 1978 Mexico City Mexico E

Centro Desarrollo y Pesca Sustenable

CeDePesca 1997 Buenos Aires Argentina D

Centro Iberoamericano de Desarrollo Estratégico Urbano

CIDEU 1993 Barcelona Spain E

Centro Internacional de Ecologia Tropical

CIET 1977 Caracas Venezuela E

Centro Internacional de Información sobre Cultivos de Cobertura

CIDICCO 1990 Tegucigalpa Honduras G

Centro Internacional de Politica Económica para el Desarrollo Sostenible

CINPE 1995 Heredia Costa Rica G

Centro Internacional de Restauración Neurológica

CIREN 1989 Havana Cuba N

Centro Internacional para la Conservación del Patrimonio

CICOP La Laguna Spain G

Centro Internazionale Crocevia

CIC 1958 Rome Italy G

Centro Internazionale di Studi di Architettura Andrea Palladio

CISA Andrea Palladio 1958 Vicenza Italy N

Centro Interuniversitario de Desarrollo

CINDA 1971 Santiago Chile F

Centro Regional para la Salvaguardia del Patrimonio Cultural Inmaterial de América Latina

CRESPIAL 2006 Cusco Peru E

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