Who we are

The Global Alliance for Urban Crises brings together close to 100 members who have committed to the guiding the principles outlined in the Urban Crises Charter, and a vision of inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable cities and towns. The members are working together to pilot innovative initiatives, share lessons learned and best practices, promote joint advocacy, assessments and profiling and roster systems on the local, national, and international scale, among other ‘game-changing’ collaborative initiatives. Urban areas may be increasingly at risk, but they also offer opportunities to work differently and ensure crisis response provides immediate humanitarian relief while supporting recovery and strengthening resilience.

Academia / Think Tanks
Built Environment Professionals
Local governments
National Governments / Donors
Humanitarian & Development organizations
Civil Society / Grassroots Organizations

Member organizations

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Aalto WiT LAB /
Alto University

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ACAPS

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ACTED

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ALNAP

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American Planning Association

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American Red

Cross

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ARDD

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Brookings

Institution

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CANADEM

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Cardiff University

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Care International

UK

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Centre for Disaster Preparedness

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Centre for Urban 

Disaster Risk

Reduction &

Resilience

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Commonwealth Association of

Architects

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Commonwealth Association of Planners

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Commonwealth Engineers Council

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Cordaid

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Coventry

University

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Governance Structure

STEERING GROUP

The Steering Group is the main decision-making body of the Alliance, featuring a balanced group of representatives from all our constituencies – local governments, the United Nations System/International Non-Governmental Organizations/Red Cross & Red Crescent Societies, academia and knowledge brokers, networks of urban professionals, grassroot organizations and member states.

 

SECRETARIAT

The Alliance Secretariat supports the Steering Group and the Working Groups, with the role of carrying out advocacy, outreach, communications and coordination.

 

WORKING GROUPS

Through consultations with members of all Alliance constituencies in different regions, the Alliance establishes temporary Working Groups on key areas on a needs-basis.