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

Association of Enterprise Architects


Association of European Automative and Industrial Battery Manufacturers

EUROBAT 1968 Brussels Belgium D

Association of European Manufacturers of Fire and Security Systems

EURALARM 1970 Zug ZG Switzerland D

Association of European Manufacturers of Gas Meters, Gas Pressure Regulators, Safety Devices and Stations

FARECOGAZ 1968 Cologne Germany D

Association of European Schools of Planning

AESOP 1987 Porto Portugal D

Association of European Vehicle Logistics

ECG 1997 Brussels Belgium D

Association of Global Automakers

1964 Washington DC USA G

Association of Gospel Rescue Missions

AGRM 1913 Colorado Springs CO USA G

Association of Landscape Architects of the Community of Independent States

ALACIS Moscow Moskva Russia N

Association of Mediterranean Cruise Ports

MedCruise 1996 Santa Cruz de Tenerife Santa Cruz de Tenerife Canaries D

Association of Museums and Castles around the Baltic Sea

1991 Bauska Latvia D

Association of Muslim Social Scientists, UK

AMSS UK 1999 Richmond UK G

Association of Plastics Manufacturers

PlasticsEurope 1976 D

Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials International

APCO International 1935 Daytona Beach FL USA N

Association of Significant Cemeteries in Europe

ASCE 2001 Maribor Slovenia D

Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning

ASAIHL 1956 Bangkok Bangkok Thailand D

Association of Universities Entrusted to the Society of Jesus in Latin-America

1985 Caracas DF Venezuela E y

Association of Working Communities of the Alpine Regions

1989 Innsbruck Austria E

Association of World Citizens

AWC 1975 Novato CA USA F

Association ouvrière des compagnons du devoir du Tour de France

AOCDTF 1941 Paris France N

Association pour l'action de développement communautaire

AADC 1980 Monceau-sur-Sambre Belgium G

Association pour la promotion de l'enseignement et de la recherche en aménagement et urbanisme

APERAU 1984 Brussels Belgium D

Association pour la réhabilitation et le transfert humanitaires d'équipements médicaux et d'installations de santé


Association technique de l'industrie européenne des lubrifiants

ATIEL 1976 Brussels Belgium D

Associazione Comunità Papa Giovanni

Rimini RN Italy G

Associazione di Studi Sociali Latinoamericani

ASSLA Sassari SS Italy G


2013 Leiden Netherlands F


1998 Ouagadougou Burkina Faso G

Atlantic Cities

2000 Rennes France D

Atlantic Salmon Trust

AST 1967 Perth UK F v

ATP World Tour

1990 London UK F

Auroville Foundation

1968 Rajapalayam Tamil Nadu India F fv

Auroville International

AVI 1983 Rajapalayam Tamil Nadu India K

Australasian Association for Quality in Health Care

AAQHC 1990 Gold Coast QLD Australia N

Australasian Association for the History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Science

AAHPSSS 1967 Wollongong NSW Australia N

Australasian Aviation Ground Safety Council

AAGSC 1982 D

Australasian College of Road Safety

ACRS 2013 Mawson ACT Australia N

Australasian Conference on Information Security and Privacy


Australasian Housing Institute

AHI 2001 Mawson ACT Australia N j

Australasian Road Rescue Organisation

ARRO 1996 Cannonvale QLD Australia G

Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine

ASLM Northcote VIC Australia G

Australasian Therapeutic Communities Association

ATCA Wanniassa ACT Australia G

Australasian University Safety Association

AUSA 1999 N

Australasian Wader Studies Group

AWSG 1981 Heathmont VIC Australia G v

Australian Council for International Development

ACFID 1965 Deakin ACT Australia G y

Australian Foundation for the Peoples of Asia and the Pacific

AFAP 1968 Crows Nest NSW Australia G f

Austrian Institute for European and Security Policy

1996 Vienna Austria N j

Auto International Association

AIA 1982 Bethesda MD USA N

Automobile License Plate Collectors Association

ALPCA 1954 Hampton VA USA G

Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association

APRA 1941 Chantilly VA USA G