City of Dallas Chosen as One of the 24 Cities for Cities Forward U.S. Department of State Program

City of Dallas Chosen as One of the 24 Cities for Cities Forward U.S. Department of State Program


DALLAS — The City of Dallas is thrilled to announce that our community is one of the selected 24 cities to participate in the Cities Forward program, a collaborative initiative between the U.S. Department of State, ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability, Resilient Cities Catalyst, and the Institute of the Americas. Launched at the Cities Summit of the Americas, this program is dedicated to assisting Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) and U.S. cities in creating sustainable, inclusive, and resilient futures through project consultation, co-design, and knowledge sharing.

With a strong response of 129 applications for just 24 openings from cities across the Americas, we are proud to participate in this program focused on urban sustainability, resilience, and inclusion.  We are also pleased to share our experiences and solutions with other cities during the Cities Forward Academy at the final phase of the program in 2025.

We are excited to connect with the other selected cities:

  • Ambato, Ecuador + Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Cali, Colombia + Baltimore, Maryland
  • Cartagena, Colombia + Denver, Colorado
  • Fortaleza, Brasil + Hawaii County, Hawaii
  • Freeport, Bahamas + Coral Springs, Florida
  • Guatemala City, Guatemala + Dallas, Texas
  • Hermosillo, México + Dubuque, Iowa
  • Manaus, Brasil + Stockton, California
  • Mérida, México + Austin, Texas
  • Montego Bay, Jamaica + Hoboken, New Jersey
  • Renca, Chile + Evanston, Illinois
  • Rosario, Argentina + Chattanooga, Tennessee

“We recognize that a key element of successful plan implementation relies on peer-to-peer learning, technical assistance, and strengthened connections with cities across the globe,” said, T.C. Broadnax, Dallas City Manager. “Being paired with Guatemala City, Guatemala is a unique opportunity to dive deep into the critical challenges we face and find solutions together.”

“We are thrilled to collaborate with these cities and tap into their ingenuity and creativity,” stated Angie Fyfe, ICLEI USA Executive Director. “By bringing together local expertise and global perspectives, we can craft innovative, inclusive sustainable solutions that will have a lasting impact across the world.”

The City of Dallas looks forward to working closely with Guatemala City, Guatemala to build equitable and inclusive economic opportunities, strengthen sustainability, and promote a healthy environment for all. For more information, visit

dos_seal (1) (1)

About ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability

ICLEI_Logo (4)

ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI) is the first and largest global network of more than 2,500 local and regional governments devoted to solving the world’s most intractable sustainability challenges. The worldwide network is active in 125+ countries, focused on influencing sustainability policies and driving local action across five key pathways: low emissions, resilient, equitable, people-centered, nature-based, and circular development.

About Resilient Cities Catalyst


Resilient Cities Catalyst is a nonprofit, founded by members of the 100 Resilient Cities (100RC) leadership team in 2019 to drive catalytic change to help partners solve their most pressing challenges. Building on the pioneering legacy of 100RC, and in partnership with a community of urban resilience actors, RCC is helping cities build the capacities and partnerships needed to understand, prioritize and concretely address their risks and chronic stresses as they pursue their strategic goals or recover from a crisis.

About Institute of the Americas


The Institute of the Americas (IOA) is a non-partisan, independent nonprofit organization whose mission is to be a catalyst for promoting economic development and integration, emphasizing the role of the private sector, as a means to improve the economic and social well-being of the people of the Americas. Throughout our 40-year history, the IOA has convened events of regional importance in an effort to support our mission of promoting better understanding and thought-leadership, surrounding critical issues in energy, climate change and economic development.

Share this: