MAS Cities


The MAS Global Network links local urban practitioners making cities more livable and resilient. First initiated by MAS in 2011, the global network focuses on the relationship between two necessary and desirable attributes of global cities: resilience and livability.

To fully leverage the capacity of our network of practitioners, MAS’s global network connects our members with each other and with other international networking efforts that support city resilience and livability. Together we are identifying opportunities to significantly scale our efforts and impact, by creating in-person regional meetings and consultations, a digital platform for sharing approaches/practices/challenges, and webinars and learning events.

The network hosts webinars monthly and will soon launch its interactive digital platform. Sign up for our newsletter by sending an email to with the subject line ‘Global’ and check back on this page for news and updates.

Upcoming Webinars

Economic Growth & Entrepreneurship in Cities
Friday, March 27th, 12:00 PM EST

Economic resilience is dependent on a diverse economy including varied companies and services, which together form ecosystems of innovation, exchange, production and job growth. How can we encourage urban polices and leadership that strengthen economic growth and urban entrepreneurship? Join us as we discuss the ways in which the spatial city – how it is planned, designed, zoned, and regulated – impacts the entrepreneurial environment.

Vin Cipolla – MAS President (Moderator)
Carol Coletta – VP/Community and National Initiatives, The Knight Foundation

Past Webinars

Migration and the Resilient City: Bristol February 17, 2015

Evaluating the Resilience of Cities: The Role of Measurements and Indicators February 10, 2015

Why the World Needs an Urban Sustainable Development Goal May 6, 2014
Watch the webinar (YouTube)
Download the presentation (PDF)


MAS Attends the World Urban Forum in Medellín, Colombia
Global Urban Resilience
Announcing the Global Livable Resilient City Network
MAS at the United Nations
MAS Named a Lead Partner of the World Urban Campaign

The World Needs an Urban Sustainable Development Goal

Read why and sign the petition.

Sign up for updates on the MAS Global Network

Sign up for the MAS Global Network newsletter by sending an email to with the subject line ‘Global’.


Joanna Crispe
Director of Urban Resilience and Livability Programs

Network Members and Partners

Architecture for Humanity
Bandung Creative City Forum
Centre for Development
Finance, IFMR
Cities for People
Cities of Migration
Commonwealth Association of Planners
Green Maps
IMM Design Lab
International Institute for
Communication and
Development (IICD)
Oak Foundation
One Earth
Penn Institute for Urban
San Francisco Planning and Urban Research (SPUR)
The Brookings Institution
The Ford Foundation
The Nature of Cities
The Rockefeller Foundation
The World Bank
Transparent Chennai
World Economic Forum