Research and consulting to accelerate actions

Applying science to real life urban issues

What we do

We provide knowledge and innovation to our Members, city and local governments and organizations working on urban sustainability around the world.

How can you tap into this knowledge?
We put at your disposal our expert global knowledge base where you can obtain valuable research results on different international sustainability issues.

In short, we apply science to meet the needs of real life urban issues.


How we can help

Our in-house inter-disciplinary teams, along with researchers and experts worldwide, can assist with the following:

  • Worldwide collaborative research projects (surveys)
  • Dissemination of applied research (global reports, case studies)
  • Information briefs on select themes

Click here for a full list of our publications.

Who do we work with

The collaborations that enrich our products can be on a project basis or long-term partnerships.

Some of these include:

  • Contributions to UNEP’s Global Environment Outlook (GEO-5)
  • Case studies with local and international researchers
  • Research projects with renowned universities in Brazil, Canada, UK, USA and many more worldwide
  • Think tanks and expert forums with German ministries and city representatives

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