Cities Network

The Nature Conservancy is embarking on an ambitious effort to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends, demonstrating the critical role that nature can play in addressing the key challenges facing nature and people as we careen towards a world with 9 billion people.

By 2050, it is estimated that 70 percent of the world’s population will live in cities. The growing urban population will put severe pressure on natural resources, increasing demand for food, water and energy.

Our Cities Network is partnering with local communities and organizations across the country to plant trees that help cool cities and reduce air pollution, promoting nature-based solutions to strengthen coastlines and help absorb stormwater, and engaging youth in environmental stewardship to inspire a new generation of leaders to tackle the challenge of making cities sustainable places to live.

By taking care of our natural resources, we can ensure that communities have access to clean water, healthy urban forests and strong coasts needed for cities to naturally thrive.

Alleviating Urban Pressure in Miami


High School Garden Takes Root in Miami