Connecting Latin American and Caribbean cities for sustainable urban development

The IDB Cities Network was created in 2017 by the Housing and Urban Development Division (CSD/HUD) as a platform for Latin American and Caribbean cities to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and solutions to address common urbanization challenges. Given the multisectoral nature of urban development, the Cities Network generates opportunities for dialogue between the different IDB divisions and cities among the public, private and academic sectors in three lines of work:


  • Knowledge transfer and dissemination.
  • Live exchanges to identify common problems and their solutions for capacity building.
  • Connections with partner institutions to promote sustainable urban development