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

Berlin Information Centre for Transatlantic Security

1991 Berlin Germany G

BestCities Global Alliance

2000 Singapore Singapore F

Better Tourism Africa

2006 G

Bicycles for Humanity

B4H 2007 G Humanitarian Organizations

Bienal Iberoamericana de Arquitectura y Urbanismo

BIAU Madrid Spain E c Conference Series

Bike for Peace

1978 Oslo Norway G

Bikers Against Child Abuse International

BACA 1995 N

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

BMGF 2000 Seattle WA USA G f Foundations

Biodiversity and Economics for Conservation

BIOECON 2000 Venice Italy F y International Federations

Biodiversity Conservancy International

Ottawa ON Canada G

Bioencapsulation Research Group

BRG 1990 Sucé sur Erdre France F

Bioresources Development and Conservation Programme

BDCP Washington DC USA G

Biosphere Expeditions

1999 Dublin Ireland F

Biovision Foundation for Ecological Development

Biovision 1998 Zurich Switzerland G f Foundations

BirdLife International

1922 Cambridge UK B

BirdsCaribbean

1988 D

Blue Knights' International Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club

BK 1974 Bangor ME USA F v Clubs

Blue Ventures

G

Blue World Institute of Marine Research and Conservation

Institut Plavi Svijet 1999 Veli Losinj Croatia G j Institutes

BMS World Mission

Didcot UK G

BMW Center for German and European Studies

CGES 1990 Washington DC USA G

Boao Forum for Asia

BFA 2001 Beijing China E

Bodhicharya

1997 Brussels Belgium N

Bolivian Association for Research and Conservation of Amazonian Andean Ecosystem

2004 La Paz Bolivia G

Bonobo Conservation Initiative

BCI Washington DC USA G

Born Free Foundation

1984 Horsham UK G f Foundations

Borneo Orangutan Survival International

BOS International Chepstow UK D

Botanic Gardens Conservation International

BGCI 1987 Richmond UK F

BRAC

1972 Dhaka Bangladesh F

Bread for the World - Protestant Development Service

1959 Berlin Germany G Human Rights Organizations

Brevets Randonneurs Mondiaux

BRM 1983 Ecquevilly France F

Bridge Fund Europe

1999 Bussum Netherlands G f Funds, Funds

Bridges International

Austin TX USA G

Bridges Organization: Art and Mathematics

Towson MD USA N

British and International Golf Greenkeepers Association

BIGGA 1987 Alne UK G Professional Bodies

British Association for Cemeteries in South Asia

BACSA 1976 London UK N

British-American Security Information Council

BASIC 1987 London UK G

Brücke-Le pont

1995 Fribourg Switzerland G

Bruderhof Communities

1953 Rifton NY USA R Religious Orders

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

BIMP-EAGA 1994 Kota Kinabalu Malaysia F g IGOs

Buddhalainen Yhteiso Triratna

1967 Worcester UK F

Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation

1966 San Dimas CA USA F f Humanitarian Organizations, Foundations

Building Advisory Service and Information Network

BASIN 1988 Villefontaine France F y International Federations

Bureau international des containers et du transport intermodal

BIC 1933 Paris France E Professional Bodies

Burn Survivors Throughout the World

BSTTW 2001 Sarasota FL USA N

Butterfly Conservation Europe

BCE 2004 Wageningen Netherlands F

C40

2005 London UK F

CAADFutures Foundation

1985 Eindhoven Netherlands F f Foundations

Cairns Group

1986 F g IGOs

Camphill Movement

1939 Edinburgh UK F

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