When did CITYNET start?
CITYNET was officially established in 1987 at the Nagoya Congress (N’LAP) in Japan with the support of UNESCAP, UNDP, UN-HABITAT, the City of Nagoya and 27 members. From that point on CITYNET has maintained its mission to promote cooperative links and partnerships throughout the Asia-Pacific in order to improve the sustainability of our cities. Read more about CITYNET’s history.

How is CITYNET funded?
The Network is funded by annual membership fees. Programs, projects and activities are funded through the Network’s partnerships with donor agencies and our host city, Seoul.

How can I join CITYNET?
Any city government, authority, development authority, association of local authorities, non-governmental organisation, community-based organisation, institution or agency, individual, corporation, that shares the objectives and vision of CITYNET can join by being the member and/or partner. Read more about becoming a member.

In addition, CITYNET welcomes partnerships with other urban stakeholders, through exchange of resources, expertise and knowledge. For more information on partnering with CITYNET, contact info(at)citynet-ap.org.

For individuals, there are many ways to become involved with CITYNET through internships, volunteering, or the CITYNET Young Professionals Program. Read more.

What are the annual membership fees?
The annual membership fee is calculated based on the population size of the city and GDP per capita of its country. To calculate a membership fee, see becoming a member.

What do membership fees pay for?
Membership fees are used to provide capacity building programs through training programs, seminars, forums and workshops. Additionally CITYNET offers member cities the chance to connect and network with other members and partners through our city-to-city cooperation program. Read more about our programs here.