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Six recommendations for building inclusivity in an era of displacement.
C.W. Kihato and L.B. Landau and A. Sarkar and R. Sanyal April 25, 2017
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
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
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
Como la conferencia de la ONU sobre la urbanización finalmente empieza, ¿que quiere el ex-alcalde que el mundo sepa sobre su ciudad?
Gregory Scruggs October 18, 2016
As the U.N.’s urbanization jamboree finally kicks off, what does the former mayor want the world to know about his city?
Gregory Scruggs October 18, 2016
On the eve of Habitat III, officials from 500 cities release two new visions of a deeper international role for local authorities.
Gregory Scruggs and Neal Peirce October 16, 2016
Como Hábitat III llega a su ciudad, una conversación con el alcalde de Quito, Mauricio Rodas.
Gregory Scruggs October 16, 2016
As Habitat III rolls into his city, Rodas tells Citiscope his hopes for the conference’s legacy for Quito.
Gregory Scruggs October 16, 2016
As the head of UN-Habitat, Joan Clos is a bit like the world's urban planner. At next week's Habitat III conference, he'll have a global stage to promote his vision for cities.
Gregory Scruggs October 10, 2016
In an interview with Citiscope, Peñalosa discusses his return to office, fighting inequality and some downsides of decentralization.
Neal Peirce and Gregory Scruggs October 7, 2016
La estrategia recientemente acordada para Hábitat III reconoce “las necesidades de las autoridades locales” como “las primeras en recibir a los migrantes”. Pero en la primera reunión celebrada, los gobiernos nacionales pasaron por alto esta respuesta.
Gregory Scruggs September 22, 2016
Newly agreed Habitat III strategy acknowledges ‘the needs of local authorities’ as ‘the first receivers of migrants’. But at this week’s first-ever event, pledges by national governments ignored this gap.
Gregory Scruggs September 22, 2016
This week sees the inaugural sessions of a new global governance body, aiming to create a platform for common action on crucial global challenges that manifest themselves as urban crises. To start with: climate change and migration.
Benjamin Barber September 5, 2016
Despite the country’s strong engagement in negotiations around the New Urban Agenda, local U.S. officials are almost nowhere to be seen.
Carey L. Biron and Neal Peirce September 2, 2016

Bloomberg Philanthropies and Harvard University want to equip hundreds of mayors and top aides with skills and resources that can help them govern more effectively.

August 29, 2016
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