Finance/Governance

Finance/Governance
A small but increasing number of cities have implemented congestion schemes and charges, including London, Milan, Singapore and Stockholm. What can we learn from Sweden’s second-largest city?
Jonas Nässén and Jan Riise November 13, 2017
Lessons from the Philippine city of Naga and the turnaround efforts of its former six-term mayor.
Jerik Cruz October 30, 2017
Engaging businesses in a more strategic way is critical to take cities from ambition to implementation — and overcoming obstacles that might deter private-sector engagement is central to the success of this.
Peter White October 16, 2017
To realize increased efficiency, city leaders, planners and developers should look to the technology sector, where the principles of “agile” software development have transformed project delivery.
Alejandro Gutiérrez October 2, 2017
The country is formulating its first-ever cities strategy.
Jeet Mistry September 25, 2017
A U.N. report has lessons for cities in the least developed countries.
David Hatch September 6, 2017
Multibillion-dollar flows of “decentralized development cooperation” — essentially, city-to-city development assistance — are expanding rapidly.
Stefano Marta and Aziza Akhmouch August 28, 2017
The Financing for Development process made possible a broadly participatory discussion on urban sustainable development finance during Habitat III. It’s time for the outcomes to be acknowledged — and for cities and others to take a seat at the table.
Anne Maassen July 24, 2017
The Sustainable Development Goals will help produce more stable and equitable markets for business to prosper — and their implementation in cities could generate tremendous private-sector opportunities.
Toby Brennan and Fraser Thompson July 17, 2017
Last year, officials elected in six of Italy’s largest cities automatically became ‘metro mayors’ for their surrounding region. But are local primary polls and governance reforms enough for political innovation?
Matteo Del Fabbro June 26, 2017
A new vision for the future of sustainability.
New partnership types can meaningfully engage the private sector in implementing global goals in cities.
Elizabeth Ryan and Michael Nolan June 5, 2017
Among other things, these frameworks offer a tool to empower cities to implement global agreements.
Alyssa Fischer May 23, 2017
But successfully formulating these policies depends on the view of federalism followed in any particular country.
Abigail Friendly May 8, 2017
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
New lessons in open government from Paris.
Tatiana de Feraudy April 3, 2017
Although Africa is awash with private equity and “impact” investors, the continent’s transformation continues to lag. But local governments can play an important role.
David Jackson March 13, 2017
The way to do so is by developing a robust indicator under the Sustainable Development Goals.
Key will be moving beyond aspiration to focus on specific implementation mechanisms and road maps for action.
Teresa Ribera January 5, 2017
Uncertainty prevails after a year of progress and setbacks.
Gregory Scruggs December 13, 2016
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