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The SUSTAIN Project aims to bring together different networks and partnerships in the field of sustainable urban development. If you are working on urban sustainability issues, such as water management, infrastructure development, climate resilience, and low-carbon planning, among others, join us in our initiative of bringing these issues to students and young urban professionals.

We would like to hear from different organizations or institutions around the world who are working on the city level about your actions and initiatives, good practices and case studies, experiences and lessons learned. Moreover, we would like to bridge the gap between theory and practice and in linking the academic setting to real scenarios.

  • Studio Navarra

    Studio Navarra is a partner subsidiary body for scientific research and technological advice of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and a showcase start-up of the 2013 MIT Start-Up Workshop. Studio Navarra takes a lead role in strategic enterprise innovation and technology projects, assesses risk, identifies the impact of forthcoming legislative and policy changes and advises clients on the effect on their business over the medium to long term. Dr. Diego Navarra, the Studio's Founder & Director, leads a number of global pledges including CLIMATEXCHANGE an innovative digital hub to assist start-ups and SMEs access finance and funding opportunities, networking stakeholders, coaching and developing multi-disciplinary projects.

  • Mundus Urbano (MU)

    Mundus Urbano (MU) is an interdisciplinary Master of Science programme specialising in International Cooperation and Urban Development, jointly offered by four European universities. It addresses the dynamic challenges faced throughout the world due to rapid urbanisation processes.MU provides adequate professional and academic solutions that are required to address the steadily increasing needs in the field of urban development and international cooperation. The two-year course is innovative in its transdisciplinary set-up and arranges knowledge around emerging global phenomena, rather than only around purely academic frameworks.

  • Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network

    ACCRN is a network of ten core cities in India, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam, experimenting with a range of activities that will collectively improve the ability of the cities to withstand, to prepare for, and to recover from the projected impacts of climate change. The approaches taken are determined by the local needs and priorities of each city. ACCCRN is funded by the Rockefeller Foundation and supported by a large number of regional, national and local partner organizations working together to catalyze attention, funding, and action to build climate change resilience for poor and vulnerable people.

  • ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability, World Secretariat

    ICLEI is the world's leading association of cities and local governments dedicated to sustainable development. ICLEI is a powerful movement of 12 mega-cities, 100 super-cities and urban regions, 450 large cities as well as 450 medium-sized cities and towns in 86 countries. ICLEI promotes local action for global sustainability and support cities to become sustainable, resilient, resource-efficient, biodiverse, low-carbon; to build a smart infrastructure; and to develop an inclusive, green urban economy with the ultimate aim to achieve healthy and happy communities.