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.


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