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As opposed to simply managing safety, the term implies creating conditions on the ground that can make urban environments secure.
David Hatch March 28, 2017
The city can’t focus on being “number one” without a robust framework for comparison, Dubai’s Aisha Miran says.
Brendon Bosworth March 28, 2017
Initiative wants to see such policies in half of all countries by 2025.
Gregory Scruggs March 24, 2017
Hopes for homegrown innovation amidst a growing water crisis.
Ryan Brown March 24, 2017
Local-level climate initiatives would be at particular risk.
Gregory Scruggs March 23, 2017
UCLG project relaunches by highlighting nearly 70 case studies from five continents.
David Hatch March 22, 2017
Minna, the capital of Niger state, was an early adopter of an international standard on service delivery.
Brendon Bosworth March 21, 2017
External evaluation comes as the agency is seeking to take the lead on implementation of the New Urban Agenda.
Gregory Scruggs March 17, 2017
Uncertainty over how the bond market will respond is 'a bit overrated' says Mexico City's environment minister.
Christopher Swope March 16, 2017
Initiative was one of two housing projects to win this year’s World Habitat Awards.
David Hatch March 15, 2017
Leilani Farha, the U.N.’s top expert on the right to adequate housing, says she sees “good work” but no solutions being put into action.
Gregory Scruggs March 14, 2017
Assessing, debating and promoting the field of urban journalism.
Gregory Scruggs March 14, 2017
A first-ever summit on cities and data this week adopted a declaration promoting “city data as the universal language”.
Brendon Bosworth March 10, 2017
Two new reports lay out suggestions for city leaders and case studies from around the world.
David Hatch March 10, 2017
In the wake of riots and accusations of racial bias among law enforcement, a local initiative finds answers in the new global framework.
Carey L. Biron March 9, 2017
The Investable Cities Index should be ready by the middle of the year.
Brendon Bosworth March 8, 2017
Data gaps. Capacity questions. A guide to the major issues cities are facing.
Brendon Bosworth March 7, 2017
An interview with Patricia McCarney of the World Council on City Data.
Carey L. Biron March 6, 2017
An article in the Journal of the American Planning Association kicks off a debate among urban planners on the value of compact city designs.
David Hatch March 3, 2017
So far, SDGs monitoring relies solely on national-level statistics. But the push for more granular information will receive significant attention throughout this month.
Brendon Bosworth March 1, 2017
But some question whether the designation is even necessary in a country with welcoming immigration policies.
Gregory Scruggs February 28, 2017
An innovative effort to keep a megacity's urban edge green.
Ignacio Amigo February 24, 2017