ANALYSIS: The Habitat III discussion has lost some vigour in that it is no longer calling for general fiscal decentralization. But it has become stronger on how local governments can take action and what they need to mobilize resources.
Kaj Fischer August 24, 2016
Habitat III must result in a collaborative multi-stakeholder model that can be translated by national governments and their partners into local action programmes.
Gary Sharkey June 20, 2016
Athlyn Cathcart-Keays June 17, 2016
Christopher Swope May 20, 2016
How does the Habitat III draft strategy address issues of municipal finance?
May 11, 2016
Amy Fallon April 22, 2016
Last week, a key series of discussions on financing sustainable urban development included multiple sessions on the issue.
Emilio Godoy March 15, 2016
It’s time to emphasize implementation, the head of the Habitat III conference says.
Joan Clos March 14, 2016
Key talks took place in Mexico City on 9-11 March, aimed at figuring out how to pay for the New Urban Agenda.
Gregory Scruggs March 14, 2016
As city authorities increasingly consider bonds and global markets, they are overlooking a key resource: their domestic wealth. Habitat III is an opportunity to strengthen focus on land assets, productive capacities and local expertise.
Marco Kamiya March 7, 2016
The Urban Dialogue comes just ahead of a major meeting on how to pay for the New Urban Agenda.
Gregory Scruggs February 24, 2016
Innovative business can be a key solver of complex urban challenges, and many corporate leaders are keen to engage in strategic partnerships to drive urban sustainability.
Roland Hunziker November 13, 2015
Christopher Swope October 29, 2015
October 15, 2015
The Addis Ababa conference may not have lived up to its potential, but city leaders can still drive the agenda forward.
Aniket Shah July 24, 2015
July’s Financing for Development conference is paying new attention to city-level development financing. But local authorities are still not recognized as central to the debate.