Welcome to CitiesWithNature

Now, more than ever, there is a need to unite and embrace nature, reconnect communities with nature, become CitiesWithNature!

Become part of this unique initiative that recognizes and enhances the value of nature in and around cities across the world.

It provides a shared platform for cities and their partners to engage and connect, working with shared commitment towards a more sustainable urban world.

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What is the value of CitiesWithNature?

The Value of Nature in Urban Life poster was developed to illustrate the many diverse life-supporting and life-enhancing benefits nature provides people in cities.

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CitiesWithNature and COVID-19

In the time of the COVID-19 global pandemic, our network of cities and regions is on the frontline of response. The pandemic is calling us to increasingly connect online. CitiesWithNature, as a unique, next-generation initiative, is supporting an online community of practice, enabling learning and action around integrating nature in cities and (re)connecting people with nature. As almost half of humankind have lesser or even no options to connect with nature outdoors in these trying times, many are realising anew just how essential our connection with nature is for our own health and wellbeing, and how deeply it is longed for, once we are separated from it.  We all need nature, even more so in these unprecedented times where the fast-changing daily dynamics of COVID-19 are consuming and fundamentally altering our lives.


17 December 2020

The Subnational Climate Finance initiative


17 December 2020

New by-laws released for Cape Town nature reserves

17 December 2020

IUCN-IOC guide demonstrates sports’ benefit to nature in cities

29 October 2020

United for nature on World Cities Day



175 Cities
58 Countries

CitiesWithNaturearound the world

CitiesWithNature by region

  1. Akatsi North District Assembly, Ghana
  2. Arusha City Council, Tanzania
  3. Awutu Senya District Assembly, Ghana
  4. Ayos Council, Cameroon
  5. Banjul City Council, Gambia
  6. Betare- Oya, Cameroon
  7. Blantyre City Council, Malawi
  8. Bulawayo City Council, Zimbabwe
  9. Chefchaouen Municipality, Morocco
  10. City of Cape Town, South Africa
  11. City of Ekurhuleni, South Africa
  12. City of Johannesburg, South Africa
  13. City of Lome, Togo
  14. City of Toamasina, Madagascar
  15. City of Tshwane , South Africa
  16. Commune of Cocody, Cote d'Ivoire
  17. Community of communes of Zou, Benin
  18. Cotonou, Benin
  19. County Government of Nakuru, Kenya
  20. Dar es Salaam City Council, Tanzania
  21. Datcheka, Cameroon
  22. Dodoma City Council, Tanzania
  23. Doume, Cameroon
  24. Entebbe Municipal Council, Uganda
  25. eThekwini Municipality, South Africa
  26. Gareden Route District Municipality, South Africa
  27. Garoua- Boulai, Cameroon
  28. Gitega, Burundi
  29. Groupement Intercommunal des Collines, Benin
  30. Jinja Municipal Council, Uganda
  31. Kisumu, Kenya
  32. Knysna Municipality, South Africa
  33. Kpone Katamanso Municipal Assembly, Ghana
  34. Lagos State, Nigeria
  35. Lilongwe City Council, Malawi
  36. Mairie of Bouake, Cote d'Ivoire
  37. Maputo City Council, Mozambique
  38. Mbe, Cameroon
  39. Meri, Cameroon
  40. Modimolle –Mookopong Municipality, South Africa
  41. Mogale City Local Municipality, South Africa
  42. Municipal Council of Curepipe, Mauritius
  43. Municipality of Bizerte, Tunisia
  44. Municipality of Bobo- Dioulasso, Burkina Faso
  45. Municipality of Hammam- Lif, Tunisia
  46. Municipality of Mandlakazi, Mozambique
  47. Municipality of Nacala, Mozambique
  48. Nkomazi Local Municipality, South Africa
  49. Overstrand Municipality, South Africa
  50. Pamplemousses Municipality, Mauritius
  51. Pikine, Senegal
  52. Quelimane Municipality, Mozambique
  53. Rubavu District, Rwanda
  54. Ruwa Municipality, Zimbabwe
  55. Steve Tshwete Local Municipality, South Africa
  56. Thabazimbi Local Municipality, South Africa
  57. Theewaterskloof Municipality, South Africa
  58. Ville de Rabat, Morocco
  59. Yaounde Ivth Council, Cameroon
  1. Amares, Portugal
  2. Baia Mare Municipality, Romania
  3. Barcelona City Council, Spain
  4. Barcelona Metropolitan Area, Spain
  5. Burgas Municipality, Bulgaria
  6. Cascais Municipality, Portugal
  7. City of Bonn, Germany
  8. City of Malaga, Spain
  9. City of Reykjavik, Iceland
  10. City of Vaxjo, Sweden
  11. City of Zagreb, Croatia
  12. Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council, United Kingdom
  13. Glasgow City Council, United Kingdom
  14. Greater London Authority, United Kingdom
  15. Greater Manchester Combined Authority, United Kingdom
  16. Guimaraes City Hall, Portugal
  17. Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, Turkey
  18. Malmo City, Sweden
  19. Manchester City Council, United Kingdom
  20. Municipality of Karaj, Iran
  21. Municipality of Serres, Greece
  22. Municipality of Tehran, Iran
  23. Municipality of Tirana, Albania
  24. Sapanca Municipality, Turkey
  1. City of Buffalo, United States of America
  2. City of Courtenay, Canada
  3. City of Edmonton, Canada
  4. City of Fort Collins, United States of America
  5. City of La Crosse, United States of America
  6. City of Leduc, Canada
  7. City of Los Angeles, United States of America
  8. City of Miami, FL, United States of America
  9. City of Orlando, United States of America
  10. City of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, United States of America
  11. City of San Antonio, United States of America
  12. City of Surrey, Canada
  13. City of Urbana, Illinois, United States of America
  14. Holland Michigan, United States of America
  15. Orange County, United States of America
  16. Santa Fe County, United States of America
  17. Ville de Montreal, Canada
  1. Ancash, Peru
  2. Belo Horizonte, Brazil
  3. Campinas, Brazil
  4. Campo Grande, Brazil
  5. City Council of Colima, Mexico
  6. City Hall of Palmas, Brazil
  7. City Hall of Vitória, Brazil
  8. Curitiba, Brazil
  9. Fortaleza, Brazil
  10. Goiânia, Brazil
  11. Guanajuato, Mexico
  12. João Pessoa, Brazil
  13. Londrina, Brazil
  14. Medellin, Colombia
  15. Merida Municipality, Mexico
  16. Municipality of Polotitlán, Mexico
  17. Municipality of Toluca, Mexico
  18. Niterói, Brazil
  19. Porto Alegre, Brazil
  20. Quito, Ecuador
  21. Recife City Hall, Brazil
  22. Rio Branco City Hall, Brazil
  23. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  24. Salvador City Hall, Brazil
  25. San Nicolas de los Garza, Mexico
  26. Santa Fe Municipality, Argentina
  27. São Paulo, Brazil
  28. Tegucigalpa Municipality Central District, Honduras
  1. Aichi Prefecture, Japan
  2. Anyang city, Korea
  3. Bhuj (Kutch) (Gujarat), India
  4. City Government of San Fernando La Union, Philippines
  5. Dharan, Nepal
  6. Dhulikhel Municipality, Nepal
  7. Gangdong-gu (Municipality of Seoul), Korea
  8. Gangtok Municipal Corporation, India
  9. Gangwon-do, Korea
  10. Haridwar Municipal Corporation
  11. Kochi Municipal Corporation, India
  12. Kurseong Municipality, India
  13. Kushtia Municipality, Bangladesh
  14. Rajshahi City Corporation, Bangladesh
  15. Sapporo City, Japan
  16. Savar Municipality, Bangladesh
  17. Siliguri Municipal Corporation, India
  18. Singra Municipality, Bangladesh
  19. Solapur Municipal Corporation, India
  20. Thimphu Municipality, Bhutan
  21. Udaipur Municipal Corporation, India
  22. Vijayawada Municipal Corporation, India
  23. Vyas Municipality, Nepal
  1. Byron Shire Council, Australia
  2. City of Melbourne, Australia
  3. City of Newcastle, Australia
  4. City of Port Phillip, Australia
  5. City of West Torrens, Australia
  6. City of Yarra, Australia
  7. Honiara City Council, Solomon Islands
  8. Moreland City Council, Australia
  9. Nadi Town Council, Fiji



The Nature Pathway: A Journey for Cities and Regions

Cities and regions are embarking on the dynamic journey to becoming CitiesWithNature by engaging with the Nature Pathway’s interactive, 27-step cyclical methodology.

Are you a city or a region? Register now to join the journey!

Engage with the Nature Pathway by logging in, building your profile and showcasing your progress along the way.

To see how cities and regions are progressing along the Nature Pathway on their journey to becoming CitiesWithNature, visit their profile pages.




CitiesWithNature is brought to you by founding partners ICLEI, TNC and IUCN, along with supporting bodies such as the CBD and other international partners.

Contact us today if your organization would like to become a partner



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