Why we do it


The Geneva Cities Hub (GCH, the Hub) is a ‘platform of urban actors. In strategic terms, the Hub is thematically ‘agnostic’ or ‘neutral’, because it addresses all themes that are of concern to those involved. In legal terms, it is an association under Swiss law, therefore a non-governmental organization (NGO). It will not constitute a new network of urban actors. It will operate exclusively within Geneva but will cooperate with global actors based elsewhere and will participate actively in the work of the Geneva ecosystem.

The GCH will work with:

Town and city governments, a variety of networks that work on relevant themes, and United Cities and Local Governments, the largest city network.
Entities in the United Nations (UN) and in other international organizations based in Geneva that work on urban issues. 
Academic institutions, private sector bodies and entities and civil society associations (NGOs).
National governments, which have their own urban policies and also shape the policies of inter-governmental organizations when they address urban issues.