...to the CTBUH membership community, where passion and collaboration shape the future of our cities. As a member of CTBUH, you gain access to a wealth of exclusive benefits designed to elevate your expertise, expand your network, and drive innovation. Whether you're a professional, an academic institution, a company, or a nonprofit/governmental organization, CTBUH offers tailored membership options to suit your needs and goals.










Why Join?





Collaborate with global thought leaders and top-level decision makers at regional and international conferences and through our online member community, ENGAGE. Membership with CTBUH is your passport to forging strategic partnerships and connections. View our calendar of events.


Access Cutting-Edge Resources

The outputs of the Council—both physical and digital—have been recognized as industry-driving resources for more than 50 years. Access research and data studies that highlight critical issues facing future cities and inform best practices.


Enhance your professional Network

With members from almost all disciplines– architecture, engineering, development, construction, supply chain, project management… plug in and expand your network exponentially. Join a local chapter and connect.




Strengthen Your industry Presence

The Council’s global reach provides members an abundance of opportunities to reinforce their position as a key force in the industry. Benefits that provide worldwide industry exposure include the online member directory, member pages, featured projects and members, and media exposure. Learn more.


Advance the Profession

The core of CTBUH is its thought leadership on  best practices and policies shaping sustainable buildings and cities globally. The Council champions development that takes us past the status quo and toward a smarter, more sustainable urban future through various recognitions of excellence. 


Already A Member?

Check our list of organizational members here to see if you already have access to CTBUH member benefits.


If already a member, simply create a CTBUH account using your company’s email address to access your company's member benefits. 



According to a 2023 CTBUH member survey, the top three reasons why members say they join are:


Membership Levels



CTBUH has two main membership types: organizational and individual.



The Council has four levels of organizational, or company, membership. Each level comes with a suite of benefits designed to provide cutting-edge resources, connect you with local and international experts in your field, and give you an opportunity to help shape the future of cities.


Organizational membership is an excellent value - once your firm becomes a member, all firm employees can access the member-only resources on our website by creating an account at my.ctbuh.org using their work email. With their account, employees also gain access to all CTBUH initiatives.




US $10,000

Highest level of membership, ideal for companies with multiple offices, and a portfolio of significant dense, urban projects.



US $5,000

Broad company membership, ideal for firms with a smaller number of offices, and a growing portfolio of dense, urban projects.



US $1,000

Entry-level company membership, ideal for smaller firms, or those that are starting to build a portfolio of dense, urban projects.



US $500

Entry-level organizational membership, specifically for universities or those in nonprofit and governmental organizations.



Individual members are professionals that want to enjoy the exclusive benefits of CTBUH membership as a consultant, retiree, student, or other independent professional in the industry. Individual members are part of the CTBUH network and have access to CTBUH digital content and resources.




US $50–$180

Individual Membership: US $180

Academic/Retired Membership: US $90

Student Membership: US $50

To achieve greater diversity in our global network, subsidized individual memberships are available for those from underrepresented countries or regions.


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For questions and more information on member benefits and choosing the right level for you, please contact us at [email protected].



"Without question the Council’s database is the most extensive, accurate urban resource in existence. The ability to not only view, but use, the data intelligence is, in my view, the biggest benefit of CTBUH membership."


— Charu Thapar, Executive Director
Property & Asset Management Asia Pacific, JLL





Other ways to Engage




Join a Committee

Pioneer cutting-edge research in critical topics across disciplines and facilitate discussions on the development of urban environments.


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Build Your Resume & Publish

Contribute a paper to the CTBUH journal or another publication.



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Become a Mentor or Mentee

Share your expertise and support the next generation of leaders. Develop your career as a young professional.


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Be part of our Urban habitat

Join today to collaborate and network through your local chapter and a variety of regional and international programs.


CTBUH is a member-based, US 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization. Contributions to CTBUH are tax deductible.