Who We Are


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 over 163 municipalities, NGOs, private companies and research centers.

We connect actors, exchange knowledge and build commitment to establish 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 Sustainable Development Goals and rising Infrastructure demands.


To connect urban actors and deliver tangible solutions for cities across the Asia Pacific region.

Vision & Core Value

Our Vision

Promote the exchange of knwledge and best practices

Suppoert livable, inclusive, and equitable cities

Forge the largest network of urban stakeholders across the Asia Pacific region

Nurture an enduring network of urban actors that together create sustainable and resilient cities

Combat global climate change and disaster resilience

Advance urban issues on the global sustainability agenda

Observe and effectively respond to the changing urban landscape

Core Value


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, culturally vibrant, and globally connected cities.



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More information about the platform and upcoming workshops can be found at their website: we-gov.org/smart-city-driver/workshop-series/.
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📣 #COVID19 has been affecting housing in countries all around the world. 🏘 Check out #CityNetIndia and #HUDCO's webinar on affordable #RentalHousing to see how India and Brazil have handled it! The webinar will be on August 17, 6:30 to 8:30 PM KST. 🕕

Registration below! 👇