I2UD and AmazonSmile

We are excited to announce that I2UD has registered with AmazonSmile this holiday season to make supporting the Institute’s mission easier than ever. Thanks to an anonymous donor, who selected the Institute as their preferred charity, we’ve been able receive contributions from eligible orders on Amazon through the Smile program. AmazonSmile is a way for customers to shop the Amazon site and automatically generate donations to their favorite non-profit institutions, at no extra cost to their purchase.

The Institute’s ability to carry forth it’s mission of promoting sustainable and inclusive urban development depends in large part on the generous donations of our Board of Directors, friends, and supporters. These gifts enable the Institute to support urban planning practices in cities and communities seeking to reduce poverty and ensure access to basic services for all. The Institute delivers this support through direct technical assistance in urban and regional planning, as well as capacity building and training modules to enable municipal staff and citizens to plan for their own development. Our work in the last ten years has had an impact in cities in Latin America, sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, and the island of Ireland.

Shopping through Amazon Smile this holiday season and selecting the Institute as your preferred charity helps us to continue to produce high quality inputs to global publications, most recently contributing to such publications as the IOM’s 2015 World Migration Report and the World Bank’s Inclusive Cities Approach Paper. Gifts also supplement grant-funded independent research, such as an investigation of climate change adaptation strategies for informal settlements in Latin America recently published by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy in Spanish.

We thank you in advance for thinking of I2UD this holiday season and supporting sustainable urban and regional planning practices and research.

Photos by Mona Serageldin in Lublin Poland, 2004 (left) and Arusha, Tanzania, 2013 (right).