Global Platform for Sustainable Cities

Global Platform for Sustainable Cities

About

The Global Platform for Sustainable Cities (GPSC) is a knowledge platform coordinated by the World Bank and supported by the Global Environment Facility. The platform comprises of 28 cities in 11 countries and a wider network of partners. The GPSC works with practitioners and thought leaders from around the world to develop solutions for sustainable urban growth. Together, our partner cities can advance towards their visions and goals of being cities that are competitive, inclusive, and resilient. It focuses on connecting stakeholders to promote an integrated approach to urban sustainability that fosters collaboration, sharing both best practices and lessons learned. It fosters learning through its website, through global, regional, and working group meetings, and by bringing together experts and shareholders to share ideas. the GPSC promotes a common approach to integrated urban planning and offer guidance on cross-cutting urban themes, providing a platform for knowledge sharing on urban sustainability efforts. The platform shares publicly guidance documents, feasibility studies, workshops and working groups on specific issues, consisting of international experts and practitioners, indicators, tools/geospatial data, finance, planning, annual meetings and online resources (e-courses).

Assistance Criteria

This knowledge platform promotes integrated solutions and cutting-edge support for cities seeking to improve their urban sustainability.

 

Support

The platform shares publicly guidance documents, feasibility studies, workshops and working groups on specific issues, consisting of international experts and practitioners, indicators, tools/geospatial data, finance, planning, annual meetings and online resources (e-courses).

Support Type

  • Technical Assistance

Focus

Project Stage

  • Local Government Capacity Building
  • Concept/design/scoping
  • Pre-feasibility
  • Feasibility

Sector

  • Renewable Energy
  • Water, Sanitation, and Waste
  • Transportation/Mobility
  • Low Carbon Technology (ITC/Open Data)
  • Urban Public and Green Space
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Land Use and Nature-based Solutions
  • Adaptation and Resilience
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