To achieve sustained and effective action at the city level, government officials and urban practitioners must be equipped with the knowledge and tools required to transform their urban environments in an equitable, nature-positive manner. UrbanShift has crafted a specialized set of activities that focus on enhancing city capacity in integrated planning strategies while leveraging the power of dialogue, networking and collaboration.
Advocacy & Engagement
Through its presence at high-profile international platforms, UrbanShift advances the importance of urban sustainability on the global climate agenda, and works to ensure that key themes like nature-based solutions and circular economy are prioritized.
Through comprehensive online courses and in-depth, in-person trainings, UrbanShift's City Academy equips local leaders and urban practitioners with knowledge and skills in eight areas related to integrated urban planning.
Cities are central to the global response to the climate, nature and wellbeing crises. However, city governments cannot solve urban sustainability challenges by working alone. Collaboration, especially between cities, communities and businesses, becomes the bridge that connects ideas with action.
UrbanShift offers cities a suite of resources and partnership opportunities to strengthen their climate action goals and initiatives.
UrbanShift's National-Local Dialogues facilitate communication and coordination across levels of government within a country to promote constructive and supportive approaches to climate action and integrated urban planning.
These events bring representatives from UrbanShift cities to peer cities around the world to gain firsthand knowledge of approaches to sustainable urban development, and gather insights and ideas to implement in their own cities.
Strategic Planning Labs
In these in-depth, collaborative events, UrbanShift partners closely with cities on developing a data-informed, strategic approaches to a unique challenges.
These flagship gatherings bring together high-level representatives from across UrbanShift's three regions to engage in discussions and coordination around local and regional challenges.
UrbanShift's free, open access webinars engage leaders and stakeholders across the program's three regions in discussions around solutions to a range of urban challenges.