Commonwealth Local Government Forum

New youth network for sustainable urbanisation

15 March 2022


We are delighted to announce the 'soft launch' of a new network to secure the input of young people in addressing rapid urbanisation and securing sustainable development. A 'soft launch' because we want to invite you to register your interest and help this network grow and evolve. More information will be shared in the coming weeks. 


The new Commonwealth Youth for Sustainable Urbanisation Network comes directly from the Call to Action on sustainable urbanisation, a partnership initiative between a series of organisations: the Association of Commonwealth Universities, the Commonwealth Association of Architects and the Commonwealth Association of Planners; with support from The Prince’s Foundation, the Rwandan Ministry of Infrastructure and the Ministry of Local Government and, of course, CLGF.  

Call to action

Read the Call to Action in full, as it recognises the need to foster interdisciplinarity between youth interested, or beginning their careers, in sectors related to the built environment, such as the technical professions, local government and academia.


Currently, around 60% of the population of the Commonwealth is made up of young people under the age of 30. By 2025, young people (Millennials and Gen-Z) will make up 75% of the global workforce and, by 2050, 60% of the people living in Urban areas.

The Commonwealth Youth for Sustainable Urbanisation Network is reaching out to young professionals to ensure the ideas, energy and innovation that they possess are captured, and that this critical issue of rapid urbanisation is tackled in a considered and collaborative way. 

Register your interest

We want to hear from you if you are a young person with an interest in sustainable development, and maybe starting out in your career in a related profession. Register your interest here. 

Find out more about the the Commonwealth Sustainable Cities Network (CSCN) which brings together city mayors from across the Commonwealth to discuss pressing issues and exchange best practice.


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