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It remains unclear whether countries will pay for UN-Habitat to coordinate implementation of the New Urban Agenda.
Gregory Scruggs May 25, 2017
A common theme of a report on African economies is the importance of directing factories, businesses and investment to smaller, “secondary cities”.
David Hatch May 23, 2017
Among other things, these frameworks offer a tool to empower cities to implement global agreements.
Alyssa Fischer May 23, 2017
Three dozen nations gathered in Paris to discuss what these frameworks are getting right — and what they need to do better.
Gregory Scruggs May 17, 2017
An interview with the Coalition for Urban Transitions’ Nick Godfrey.
Gregory Scruggs May 16, 2017
Countries “signaled” that UN-Habitat would be given a coordination mandate for the Habitat III strategy — but contingent on assessment.
Gregory Scruggs May 15, 2017
“World Urban Forum 9 will be the place to craft this whole reporting process,” said one advocate.
Gregory Scruggs May 11, 2017
But successfully formulating these policies depends on the view of federalism followed in any particular country.
Abigail Friendly May 8, 2017
Next week’s biennial gathering of the agency’s board is garnering far more attention than usual.
Gregory Scruggs May 5, 2017
Can a devolution model that worked for London work for smaller metro areas as well?
Christopher Swope May 2, 2017
Last month’s collapse, which killed at least 32, confirmed longstanding warnings that the capital city’s waste plan was neither sustainable nor safe.
Amantha Perera May 2, 2017
Eights trends binding together the Sustainable Development Goals, New Urban Agenda and Paris climate agreement — and pointing toward a future of sustainable cities.
Aromar Revi May 1, 2017
U.N. secretary-general tasks 8-member body with offering key assessment of UN-Habitat by June.
Gregory Scruggs April 13, 2017
The country's latest economic survey includes a call for cities to compete with each other.
Patralekha Chatterjee April 11, 2017
Yes, say experts. A working group meeting this month hopes to offer first-ever guidance in the next few years.
Brendon Bosworth April 5, 2017
New lessons in open government from Paris.
Tatiana de Feraudy April 3, 2017
Move condemns the destruction of historic cities by terrorist groups in the Middle East, stating that such actions can constitute war crimes.
Gregory Scruggs March 30, 2017
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
Initiative wants to see such policies in half of all countries by 2025.
Gregory Scruggs March 24, 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
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