Pilot Projects, REVOLVE, and the World Resources Institute are the founding partners of Cities4Forests. We work with a wide range of additional partners and collaborators to deliver technical assistance to cities that seek to protect, manage, and restore forests.

Pilot Projects Design Collective is a system thinking and design consultancy that co-creates sustainable solutions to complex challenges in local cities and global systems. The core service is the design and strategic facilitation of places and programs that intentionally engage, support and transform culture. Their work encompasses a wide range of packages and deliverables, from the design of brands, organizations and workspaces, to urban streetscapes, public spaces and new buildings. With expertise in sustainable wood, forest restoration and research, Pilot Projects can develop solutions to bridge the rural-urban divide and conserve the ecosystems that sustain us all. They specialize in co-designing multisectoral “communities of practice” and catalytic events that inspire collective action and culture change.

Based in Brussels and Barcelona, REVOLVE is a communications group fostering cultures of sustainability. REVOLVE publishes a quarterly international magazine focusing on the themes of water (winter), nature (spring), energy (summer) and mobility (fall). REVOLVE coordinates publications, curates photo exhibitions, and organizes forums, along with offering graphic design, data visualization, content development, branding and marketing, social media engagement, and media relations to maximize outreach and impact reporting for EU projects and other partner campaigns. REVOLVE works with partners to accelerate the energy transformation and the possibility of a cleaner world.

The World Resources Institute (WRI) is a global research organization that spans more than 60 countries, with international offices in Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Mexico and the United States, regional offices in Ethiopia (for Africa) and the Netherlands (for Europe), and program offices in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Turkey and the United Kingdom. More than 700 WRI experts and staff turn big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity and human wellbeing.


Cities4Forests is made possible by the generous support of funders
who share our vision of healthy forests and vibrant cities.

Norway’s International Climate and Forest Initiative (NICFI) supports efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries (REDD+). Reducing such emissions could deliver a quarter of the climate change mitigation the world needs to stay on a two degrees warming pathway towards 2030.

The UK Government supports Cities4Forests’ efforts to supply cities with tools and knowledge to enhance forest action, provide technical assistance in priority areas, and raise the profile of forest issues in national and global dialogue.

The FEMSA Foundation is an instrument of social investment that supports the conservation and sustainable use of water, and improved quality of life through education, science, and applied technology. FEMSA is a leader company in Latin America, operating under two unalterable and mutually complementary principles: to generate both financial and social value.