Was founded in 1980 by the Arab Towns Organization (ATO), and its headquarters are located in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. It is a regional non-governmental, and non-profit organization. It is specialized in research and training in the fields of urban development and municipal affairs.
A leading institution that contributes to a better global urban future through innovative partnerships and collaborative learning.
Support municipalities and cities in the Arab region in addressing their urban development challenges, by providing credible and impactful policy research products and training programs and by instigating a culture of collaboration and collective learning.
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6892 Riyadh, 11452
Abdullah Ibn Hudhafah Assahmi, 1, Diplomatic Quarter, 12521-3803, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia