Sustainable Cities International (SCI) is a registered charity and non-profit organization founded in 1993 and based in Vancouver, Canada. With core staff in Vancouver and a network of international associates, SCI works with cities around the world to bring about change towards urban sustainability. SCI focuses on building human capacity within cities so that innovation and change - which is required for sustainability - can occur.
SCI is both a think tank and a "do tank," bringing together the business community, civil society organizations and various levels of government to tackle urban issues. Guidance is provided on a variety of projects from large-scale planning strategies for cities to small scale urban sustainability projects. Projects are designed in response to the needs of cities and in collaboration with the cities.