MAS Global Network


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

Evaluating the Resilience of Cities: The Role of Measurements and Indicators
Tuesday, February 10th, 10:00 AM EST (NYC) / 4:00 PM CET (France) / 6:00 PM EAT (Kenya)

Building more resilient and prosperous cities is one of the greatest challenges facing our world today. Urban planners, architects, policy makers, and citizens are striving to promote the physical, ecological, economic, and social resilience of cities that also foster innovation, livability, and social justice. What are the standards by which urban resilience should be evaluated? Are we clear on what the baselines are and on how improvements can be identified and quantified? What indicators do we currently use, and are they sufficient?


  • Eugenie Birch – UPenn Co-Director for Urban Research and Chair of UN-HABITAT’s World Urban Campaign (Moderator)
  • Eduardo Moreno – Director of Research and Capacity Development, UN-HABITAT
  • Monica Brezzi – Head of Regional Analysis and Statistics Unit, OECD Directorate for Public Governance and Territorial Development
  • Garima Jain – Senior Associate, Indian Institute for Human Settlements

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Migration and the Resilient City: Bristol
a Cities of Migration Big Ideas Webinar
Tuesday, February 17th, 10:00 AM (EST)
10:00 EST in Toronto, New York
15:00 GMT in London, Bristol
16:00 CET in Berlin, Barcelona

Bristol boasts the strongest economy of any UK city outside London, and is one of the country’s fastest growing city. Like many dynamic, booming cities its growth includes rapid demographic change, increasing diversity and a growing gap in prosperity. How do resilient cities address the challenges of deepening social and economic inequality? Why is diversity, migration and inclusion essential to a conversation about city resilience and livability?

As one of Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities, a program intended to help cities “better address the increasing shocks and stresses of the 21st century,” Bristol has a unique opportunity to put social resilience into an urban agenda for economic vitality, innovation and sustainability.

Join us for a Big Idea webinar to learn how Bristol is managing these complex community challenges and building its capacity to leverage diversity and the economic and social innovations that drive urban prosperity.:


  • Di Robinson – Service Director, Neighbourhoods and Communities, Bristol City Council
  • Ian Roderick – Director, The Schumacher Institute
  • Mary Rowe – Director, Urban Resilience, Municipal Art Society of New York City

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Past Webinars

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.

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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