Iberoamerican Center for Urban Strategic Development (CIDEU)

The Iberoamerican Center for Urban Strategic Development (CIDEU) is an association integrated by 132 members, from which 109 are Iberoamerican cities, 21 collaborative institutions and two honor members: the Spanish Agency of International Cooperation for Development (AECID) and the Iberoamerican General Secretariat (SEGIB).

It was constituted in 1993 in Barcelona, where its General Secretariat is based, in order to share the benefits from urban strategic planning follow-up and it is a project associated to the Iberoamerican Summit of Heads of State and Government.

The member cities work as a network to improve the quality of life of more than 120 million people, and share knowledge form strategic urban projects. CIDEU promotes economic and social development of Iberoamerican cities, through strategic projects and promotes debate around urban strategies.

CIDEU has an important Database of urban strategic projects permanently updated in order to facilitate urban knowledge management. It also has a Corporative University which offers on-line training, seminars and meetings to improve and enrich the professional profiles of those technicians working in urban strategic projects in Iberoamerica. More than 400 professionals are attached to CIDEU through the University. It also offers technical assistance and access to methodologies, technologies and services, through a network of experts in urban projects.

Relevant Documents

In CIDEU, each yearly meeting leads to a joint Declaration. Below you will find the Declaration of the last years.

Other cases of interest

  • Quito's

    Quito's Knowledge Factory

    Space that houses business incubator, knowledge of new skills, classroom training, cibernario and a set of services focused on the intensive use of new technologies.

    • Employment and Economic Development
    • Social Cohesion
  • Urban

    Urban rehabilitation of Ciutat Vella (Barcelona)

    The now regenerated district of Ciutat Vella is the result of a transformation and revival process to which this district was first subjected during the beginning of the 1980s.

    • Employment and Economic Development
    • Tourism and culture
  • Modernising

    Modernising of Popular Trade in the Historic Centre - Quito

    Street trading in Quito is a culturally-accepted activity with a historical development of more than 40 years. It is located in what can be considered the north-western end of the centre of Quito.

    • Employment and Economic Development
    • Tourism and culture


Presentation CIDEU 2013