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The following is a collection of advocacy organizations, funding sources, media coverage, online tools, and software focused on making cities better, more efficient, and more resilient. The majority are U.S.-based and focused, so we particularly welcome suggestions from other parts of the world. Please email info@thecity2.org
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    The American Planning Association (APA) is a U.S.-based membership organization focused on community planning and citizen empowerment. 
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    CEOs for Cities is a cross-sector civic innovation lab and network of urban leaders and change agents. 
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    CfA brings technology to bear on governments and public services, helping them work better for all people. 
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    The CNU is a membership organization tha promotes walkable, mixed-use neighborhood development and sustainable communities. 
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    MICD is a partnership led by the National Endowment for the Arts and focused on preparing mayors to be the chief urban designers of their cities. 
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    NLC is an association for U.S. municipalities, dedicated to helping city leaders build better communities. 
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    The New Cities Foundation is an international conglomerate that discusses the quality of life and work in the 21st-century global city. 
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    UN-Habitat is the United Nations agency focused on human settlements, promoting sustainable urban development and adequate shelter for all. 
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    The U.S. Conference of Mayors is a non-partisan organization for American cities with populations exceeding 30,000.  
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    The World Association of the Major Metropolises unites cities and metropolitan regions with more than a million inhabitants. 
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    The C40 is a network of the world's largest cities committed to implementing sustainable climate-related policies locally to help address concerns globally. 
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    Embarq's mission is to catalyze and help implement sustainable transport solutions to improve quality of life in cities worldwide. 
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    ICLEI is an international association of local governments and their associations that have made a commitment to sustainable development. 
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    The ITDP works with cities worldwide to bring about transport solutions that cut greenhouse gas emissions, reduce poverty, and improve quality of life.  
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    The National Resources Defense Council addresses sustainable communities at the neighborhood level, throughout metropolitan regions, and across city systems.  
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    Rio+20 was the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development, focused on safer, more equitable, cleaner, greener, and more prosperous world for all. 
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    CommunityMatters champions the notion that people have the power to solve their community‚Äôs problems and shape its future.  
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    Project for Public Spaces is a planning, design, and educational organization advocating for public spaces that build stronger communities.  
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    The Asian Coalition for Housing Rights (ACHR) is a network of grassroots community organizations, NGOs, and professionals involved with urban poor development processes in Asian cities. 
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    Shack/Slum Dwellers International (SDI) is a network of community-based organizations of the urban poor in 33 countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. 
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    Living Labs Global is a nonprofit association based in Copenhagen, Denmark, with the objective to promote innovation in services and mobility in cities. 
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    Agile Cities is an initiative connecting cities, innovation leaders in business and society, and civic organizations to promote an open standard for civic efficiency.  
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    Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO) is a global action-research-policy network to improve the status of the working poor in the informal economy. 
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    Sustainable Cities Design Academy (SCDA) provides leadership development and technical assistance to local community leaders engaged in community building projects. 
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    Meu Rio is a mobilizing network composed of more than 100,000 people who work for a Rio de Janeiro with more democratic, participatory, social controlled and the wider used public space. Meu Rio was born in 2011 and grew up as a plural network, nonpartisan, public and funded only by donations from its members.  
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