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The city is seeking to provide services in every public school and bolster “lay counselor” programmes, part of a USD 850 million effort to improve mental health.
Gregory Scruggs February 23, 2017
Mayor Roberto Cláudio compares the new campaign to graphic anti-smoking imagery.
Gregory Scruggs February 8, 2017
The Vatican sees local authorities as crucial to solving problems such as the refugee crisis and climate change.
Simone d'Antonio January 27, 2017
The Brookings Institution’s Bruce Katz sees a coming rise of ‘New Localism’
Neal Peirce January 13, 2017
Five views on what the former Portuguese prime minister needs to focus on as he takes over as head of the United Nations.
Gregory Scruggs January 10, 2017

The mayor’s newly appointed Advocate for the Innovation Economy cites gender diversity for startups as a top priority, Toronto Metro reports. 

December 22, 2016
‘The recent U.S. election makes clear that you — America’s leading cities — are even more essential to accelerating climate action in the United States,’ five mayors wrote.
Gregory Scruggs December 16, 2016

A delegation led by Mayor John Tory visited Tel Aviv and Ramallah to learn about fostering a startup culture, according to the City of Toronto.

December 1, 2016
Nashville's MyCity Academy takes the long view on building connections, trust, and leadership among New Americans.
Christopher Swope November 22, 2016
Where does the United Nations see mayors fitting into the new implementation discussion on climate and sustainable cities? An interview with David Nabarro, the secretary-general’s special adviser on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Gregory Scruggs November 15, 2016

The social network for internal office communication is expected to cut down on email among government employees, GovInsider says. 

November 11, 2016

The city will provide soil and seeds to gardeners who are encouraged to grow vegetation wherever they can, Inhabitat reports. 

November 1, 2016

A delegation from Ethiopia’s capital visited Ahmedabad, Indore and Bhopal for tips on launching express bus service, WRI India reports.

October 26, 2016

The inaugural Milan Pact Awards recognized eight cities on five continents for efforts to address inequity with access to nourishing food. 

October 25, 2016
Ada Colau, Alcaldesa de Barcelona, y Manuela Carmena, Alcaldesa de Madrid, llegaron al poder el año pasado en medio de una ola de descontento popular, a causa de la crisis inmobiliaria y financiera en España.
Gregory Scruggs October 19, 2016
Barcelona Mayor Ada Colau and Madrid Mayor Manuela Carmena rode to power last year on a wave of popular discontent over Spain’s real-estate-driven financial crisis.
Gregory Scruggs October 19, 2016
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