Sustainable
territories and communities

This is the moment when the cities and territories of the future are being shaped. Therefore, we need a deep, independent and innovative understanding of sustainable urban development.

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Collective action

We support public and private actors, as well as non-profit organizations, to promote knowledge about the local world, but also to inform, develop and disseminate new narratives for inclusive, age- and gender-sensitive urban development.

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Shaping the future of cities

Fully committed to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the New Urban Agenda, OnCities aims to implement and support local, national and international processes, projects and initiatives that accelerate sustainable development.

Vision

We believe that a sustainable future requires sustainable urban development that accelerates the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Our goal is to support transformation in the way we plan, build and manage our cities.

We promote, support and transform ideas into solutions by acting in cities, territories and communities for climate action.

Mission

We accelerate sustainable development, climate action and resilience of cities and territories by facilitating the generation of long-term strategies and promoting collaboration and cooperation among stakeholders, especially civil society and the private sector.

We promote information and data analysis on the local sphere and sustainable urban development, increasing knowledge on the impact of the management and planning of territories and cities.

Services

Acceleration of sustainable urban development projects

  • Supporting private companies committed to sustainability

  • Supporting local organizations, both public and non-profit

  • Creating spaces for public-private co-creation

Team

At OnCities we believe that it is possible to promote and implement sustainable urban development through a deep, independent and inclusive understanding and participation of local communities and territories.

We have a team of professionals specialized in international processes and strategies with more than 20 years of experience. We promote the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development - including the Sustainable Development Goals -, the New Urban Agenda as well as other development agendas such as the Paris Agreement, the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and the Addis Ababa Action Plan on Financing for Development.

Our team's capabilities allow us to be relevant in strategic research, analysis and innovation, focusing on monitoring, evaluation and implementation of projects in cities. Experts in identifying and understanding the dynamics and how to address them.

 

Our goal is to promote knowledge about the local world, as well as policies, to transform the way cities are built, planned and managed. To this end, we have woven a global network of experts specialized in sustainable development, with a spirit of co-creation in the implementation of projects.

We have worked for and on behalf of national, subnational and local governments, as well as United Nations agencies and other stakeholders on urban issues and in the conceptualization, definition, development and implementation of strategies to strengthen the capacities and competencies of territories, cities and sectors in order to promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable development.

 

Key experiences such as drafting the zero draft of the New Urban Agenda and coordinating the negotiation to reach the final document, makes us leading, committed and knowledgeable professionals in the implementation of the New Urban Agenda to achieve the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals.

 

Mobility, housing, job creation, aging, gentrification, public space, economic activity, migration and other issues must be addressed if we are to think about the future of cities.