CityNet is the largest association of urban stakeholders committed to sustainable development in the Asia Pacific
region. Established in 1987 with the support of UNESCAP, UNDP and UN-Habitat, the Network of cities has grown
to include 131 municipalities, NGOs, private companies and research centers.
We connect actors, exchange knowledge and build commitment to more sustainable and resilient cities. Through
capacity building, city-to-city cooperation and tangible projects, we help our members respond to Climate Change,
Disaster, the Millennium Development Goals and rising Infrastructure demands.
Nurture an enduring network of urban actors that together create sustainable and resilient cities
Forge the largest network of urban stakeholders across the Asia Pacific region
Observe and effectively respond to the changing urban landscape
Promote the exchange of knowledge and best practices
Combat global climate change and champion disaster resilience
Advance urban issues on the global sustainability agenda
Support livable, inclusive, and equitable cities
We bring together local governments, civil society, and the private sector to collectively act for more sustainable cities.
We unite key stakeholders to share knowledge and find innovative solutions for urban challenges
We believe in building a movement for more people-friendly, socially just, ecologically sound, economically productive, c
ulturally vibrant, and globally connected cities.
What we do
We train city leaders and decision makers through customized capacity building programs.
We deliver tangible projects in response to long-term urban challenges.
We stage international conferences to connect and share best practices face-to-face.
We push innovation through collaborative research projects.
We transfer policy, technology and technical expertise between key urban takeholders.
We advocate city-level issues in global-level discussions.
We disseminate the latest information to our members through publications, periodicals and social media