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Partnerships & Benefits

To run Creating Sustainable Cities we ask organisations from the private sector to help fund the overall initiative. There are opportunities for large corporations, SMEs and start-ups to join. Essentially, the funding is used to enable the development of our Knowledge Base (incl. events programme, publications), outreach to UK local authorities and identifying new opportunities to deliver our target of £100 million worth of 'sustainable city' projects. Our aim is to connect with businesses that have a clear synergy with Creating Sustainable Cities and we offer some of the following benefits to our Partners:

from £5,000


for corporates]

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We have already established a network of 149 local authorities in England, you will gain exposure to these organisations as we work together in order to identify sustainable solutions to common challenges faced by the UK's cities and towns. We also include a growing number of EU cities, such as Bruges, Lille, Antwerp and The Hague in the initiative.

You will be at the forefront of a network or urban leaders, influencers and decision-makers from across the public, private, third and academic sectors. You will be able to help shape the future direction of Creating Sustainable Cities, and connect to a network of peers for sharing of knowledge, training and best practice. 

You will be given speaking opportunities during our events programme, whether that is at the annual Creating Sustainable Cities conference, or at tailored seminars and round table events. The vast majority of these opportunities will take place in London and promoted heavily across our growing network. 

We have taken the decision to put a limit on the number of Partners that are involved in Creating Sustainable Cities. This step is intended to ensure that our Partners network stays exclusive and enables us to provide maximum value and benefit to each Partner that we work with, this is particularly with regards to reaching our £100 million target.






Your brand will appear on all appropriate marketing material that is associated with Creating Sustainable Cities. For example this will include a profile page on this website, logos in publications and opportunities to feature marketing material at events. We want your brand to have a highly visible presence to the UK's leading sustainable cities initiative.

You will receive direct support to help promote your own 'sustainable city' projects. This can take the form of an agreed number of consultancy days from our team, or working with you directly to support your own events and publications that support the Creating Sustainable Cities ethos. The network can be used to reduce your workload and costs. 

We will be running a series of thought provoking round table events at the home of the Creating Sustainable Cities network - the private members club, Library. We will host a tailored round table event with urban leaders, decision-makers and influencers, working with you to set the agenda and we can even ensure a membership to Library as well.

Your will receive access to thematic and regional groups that cover our four focus areas: energy and finance; urban greening; plastic and waste; and innovation. Work in these areas will present you with access to a range of special events, keynote talks, dinners and networking evenings that we arrange throughout the year for our Members.

Becoming a Partner

If you would like to request additional information about becoming a Partner in the Creating Sustainable Cities initiative then please email You will receive an information pack about the different Partnership options that are available. We will then arrange a time to discuss your involvement in Creating Sustainable Cities. 

Please note that we set a minimum annual fee of £5,000 for corporate members that are internationally recognised or large corporations, whilst we work on a case by case basis for SME's and start ups. Above all we want to ensure that our Partners are of an extremely high calibre and 'buy into' our ethos. 

Join us and help shape the future of the UK's urban landscapes and be associated with an initiative that has already helped secure £39.5 million for 'sustainable city' projects.

  somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.
Carl Sagan




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