Clusters

The Cluster Approach
CITYNET members choose to join one of a number of clusters, or thematic program areas. Program activities are envisioned, designed and implemented with these member-driven clusters in mind. This gives CITYNET activities a sharp focus on members’ needs. Gradually, the planning, initiation and implementation of the activities for each cluster will be handed over to committees formed from among members of that cluster.




Climate Change Cluster
Climate change adds a further layer of risks and urgency to the multitude of urban challenges already at play. With a membership spanning some of the most vulnerable cities to climate extremes, CITYNET provides special programs focused on disaster-preparedness, response and long-term rebuilding.

infrastructure icon copyInfrastructure Cluster
Mounting pressure on essential infrastructure (from solid waste management, to water and sanitation, to transportation), is an inevitable consequence of urbanization. CITYNET helps its members take an integrated and people-centered approach to the management of these demands by training city managers, facilitating technology transfers and aiding the exchange of policy.

Disaster icon copyDisaster Cluster
The threat of natural disasters, climatic and seismic, is increasing globally and is particularly pronounced in middle and low income cities across Asia and the Pacific. Recognizing sustainable urban planning and management as the basis for building resilience, CITYNET trains city managers in disaster risk reduction and management approaches, facilitates urban risk profiling activities and spreads best practices in disaster preparedness.

mdgs icon copySustainable Development Goals Cluster
CITYNET is at the forefront of helping local governments achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). With a lead city, San Fernando, Philippines, CITYNET is working to integrate the SDGs into the core policies and action plans of member cities.

 

Sustainable Development Goals Cluster

mdgs icon copySustainable Development Goals Cluster
CITYNET is at the forefront of helping local governments achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). With a joint office on SDGs operating from San Fernando, Philippines, CITYNET is working to integrate the SDGs into the core policies and action plans of member cities.

SDGs  includes the following goals:

  1. Poverty – End poverty in all its forms everywhere
  2. Food – End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
  3. Health – Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
  4. Education – Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
  5. Women – Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
  6. Water – Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
  7. Energy – Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
  8. Economy – Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
  9. Infrastructure – Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
  10. Inequality – Reduce inequality within and among countries
  11. Habitation – Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
  12. Consumption – Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
  13. Climate – Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
  14. Marine-ecosystems – Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
  15. Ecosystems – Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss
  16. Institutions – Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels
  17. Sustainability – Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

Source: http://www.un.org/ga/search/view_doc.asp?symbol=A/69/L.85&Lang=E

Sustainable Development Goals Cluster Members

  • San Fernando (LEAD)
  • Barisal (CO-LEAD)
  • Management Resources for Good Governance (MaRGG) (CO-LEAD)
  • Society for Development Studies (SDS) (CO-LEAD)
  • Ahmedabad Study Action Group (ASAG)
  • All India Institute of Local Self Government (AIILSG)
  • Asian Bridge
  • Asian Coalition for Housing Rights (ACHR)
  • Association of Municipalities and Development Authorities (AMDA)
  • Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies (BCAS)
  • Banjar
  • Banjarbaru
  • Bekasi
  • Busan
  • Butwal
  • Calbayog
  • Center for Urban Studies (CUS)
  • Changwon
  • Chittagong Development Authority
  • City Government of Muntinlupa
  • Danang
  • Gorontalo
  • King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT)
  • LCP
  • Ligao
  • Municipal Association of Bangladesh (MAB)
  • Mythri Sarva Seva Samithi (MSSS)
  • Naga
  • Nanchang
  • Nanjing
  • Office TAPE
  • Pakistan Institute for Environment Development Action Research (PIEDAR)
  • PASCAL Observatory
  • Pokhara
  • Semarang
  • Sidoarjo
  • Sri Jaywardenapura Kotte
  • Sukabumi Municipality
  • Surabaya
  • Temple University, Japan Campus
  • Thailand Environment Studies (TEI)
  • Urban and Regional Development Institute (URDI)
  • WuhanYouth for Unity and Voluntary Action (YUVA)

Infrastructure Cluster

infrastructure icon copyInfrastructure Cluster
Mounting pressure on essential infrastructure (from solid waste management, to water and sanitation, to transportation), is an inevitable consequence of urbanization. CITYNET helps its members take an integrated and people-centered approach to the management of these demands by training city managers, facilitating technology transfers and aiding the exchange of policy.

Infrastructure Cluster Members

  • Seoul (LEAD)
  • Association of Cities of Vietnam (ACVN) (CO-LEAD)
  • Association of Municipalities and Development Authorities (AMDA)
  • Baguio
  • Balikpapan
  • Bekasi
  • Biratnagar
  • Butwal
  • Center for Advanced Philippine Studies (CAPS)
  • Centre for Asia Pacific Initiatives – University of Victoria
  • Chittagong Development Authority
  • Esfahan
  • Freedom to Build
  • Galle
  • Galle Development Foundation
  • Hai Phong
  • HELP-O (Human & Environment Links Progressive Organization)
  • Housing and Urban Development Corporation (HUDCO)
  • Incheon
  • Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
  • Jakarta
  • Kaohsiung
  • Kathmandu
  • Kuala Lumpur
  • MAUC (Mongolian Association of Urban Centres)
  • Negombo
  • Office TAPE
  • PASCAL Observatory
  • Penang
  • Rajdhani Unnayan Kartipakkha (RAJUK)
  • San Fernando
  • Seberang Perai
  • Society for Development Studies (SDS)
  • Suwon
  • Sylhet
  • Tansen
  • Thimphu
  • Tomohon
  • Urban and Regional Development Institute (URDI)
  • World Resource Institute (WRI China)
  • Yongin

Disaster Cluster

Disaster Cluster
Disaster icon copyThe threat of natural disasters, climatic and seismic, is increasing globally and is particularly pronounced in middle and low income cities across Asia and the Pacific. Recognizing sustainable urban planning and management as the basis for building resilience, CITYNET trains city managers in disaster risk reduction and management approaches, facilitates urban risk profiling activities and disseminates best practices in disaster preparedness.

Disaster Cluster Members

  • Yokohama City (LEAD)
  • Makati (CO-LEAD)
  • Baguio City
  • Banda Aceh
  • Bangkok
  • Bharatpur
  • Center for Advanced Philippine Studies (CAPS)
  • Centre for Asia Pacific Initiatives – University of Victoria
  • Colombo
  • Danang
  • Dehiwala Mt. Lavinia
  • Dhaka North
  • Dhaka South
  • Hue
  • Iloilo
  • Islamabad
  • Kathmandu
  • Lalitpur Submetropolitan City
  • League of Cities of the Philippines (LCP)
  • Ligao
  • Lyon
  • Marikina
  • Moratuwa
  • Municipal Association of Nepal (MuAN)
  • Muntinlupa
  • National Municipal League of Thailand (NMLT)
  • Palembang
  • Philippine Councilors League (PCL)
  • Quezon
  • San Fernando
  • SEVANATHA Urban Resource Center
  • Sri Jaywardenapura Kotte
  • Surabaya
  • Taipei
  • Tomohon
  • Yokohama Association for International Communications and Exchanges (YOKE)

 

Climate Change Cluster

climate change icon copyClimate change adds a further layer of risks and urgency to the multitude of urban challenges already at play. With a membership spanning some of the most vulnerable cities to climate extremes, CITYNET provides special programs focused on disaster-preparedness, response and long-term rebuilding.

Climate Change Cluster Members

  • Jakarta (LEAD)
  • Dhaka North (CO-LEAD)
  • Asian Bridge
  • Association of Cities of Vietnam (ACVN)
  • Baguio
  • Balikapan
  • Banda Aceh
  • Bandung
  • Bangkok
  • Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies (BCAS)
  • Barisal
  • Bekasi
  • Bharatpur
  • Colombo
  • Dhaka South
  • Dushtha Shasthya Kendra (DSK)
  • Galle
  • Galle Development Foundation
  • Hanoi
  • HELP-O (Human & Environment Links Progressive Organization)
  • Hetauda
  • Ho Chi Minh City
  • Hue
  • Iloilo
  • Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
  • Kandy
  • Kaohsiung
  • Khulna
  • Kuala Lumpur
  • Lalitpur
  • League of Cities of the Philippines (LCP)
  • Lyon
  • Makati
  • Management Resources for Good Governance
  • Marikina
  • Mongolian Association of Urban Centres (MAUC)
  • Moratuwa
  • Mumbai
  • Municipal Association of Bangladesh (MAB)

 

 

  • Municipal Association of Nepal (MuAN)
  • Muntinlupa
  • Mythri Sarva Seva Samithi (MSSS)
  • Naga
  • National Municipal League of Thailand (NMLT)
  • Negombo
  • Orangi Pilot Project Research & Training Institute (OPPRTI)
  • Pakistan Institute for Environment Development Action Research (PIEDAR)
  • Penang
  • Phnom Penh
  • Pokhara
  • Quezon
  • Rajshahi
  • Seberang Perai
  • SEVANATHA
  • Shanghai
  • Siddharthanagar
  • Society for Promotion of Area Resource Centers (SPARC)
  • Sri Jaywardenapura Kotte
  • Sukabumi Municipality
  • Surabaya
  • Suva
  • Suwon
  • Taichung
  • Taipei
  • Tansen
  • Temple University, Japan Campus
  • Thailand Environment Institute (TEI)
  • The Centre for Urban Studies (CUS)
  • Thimphu
  • Tirtanadi Water Supply and Drainage
  • University of Technology Thonburi
  • Veolia Environnement
  • World Resource Institute (WRI China)
  • World Toilet Organization
  • Yangon
  • Yokohama
  • Yongin