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Short answer: It’s complicated. But coming months are ‘critical’, observers say.
Gregory Scruggs August 18, 2017
The nature of tourism is changing, and how the city agencies that handle tourism need to change with it.
Christopher Swope August 16, 2017
Panel of experts’ recommendations could further complicate funding for UN-Habitat, some worry.
Gregory Scruggs August 15, 2017
The country’s 2010 constitution created a new system of local government based on counties. Elected officials from those jurisdictions are up for reelection for the first time.
Gregory Scruggs and Vincent Ng’ethe August 4, 2017
Ideas from Seattle that can help cities anywhere protect cultural institutions survive redevelopment pressure and rising rents.
Gregory Scruggs August 1, 2017
A major U.N. reform initiative is underway around localization and partnerships. In this, the Habitat III process offers a key model.
Eugénie L. Birch July 31, 2017
Amid upheaval at the national level, cities and civil society are pressing forward with plans to deliver on the Sustainable Development Goals. In this, they see the goals as importantly apolitical.
Gregory Scruggs July 25, 2017
‘Localizing’ the Sustainable Development Goals isn’t about cities alone. States, provinces and other regions are just as important, notes new report.
Gregory Scruggs July 20, 2017
“The lesson is about more restraint,” says ISOCARP vice-president and planner Martin Dubbeling.
Gregory Scruggs July 19, 2017
The international community will focus on cities at next year’s SDGs review. Before that, the urban community is looking for strengthened coordination on SDG 11.
Carey L. Biron July 10, 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
8-member panel’s work now expected to wrap up by end-July.
Gregory Scruggs June 21, 2017
A new vision for the future of sustainability.
Nearly a century old, the group holds no formal power but sets a regional agenda across 800 municipalities in three states.
Neal Peirce June 16, 2017
Works by Richard Haass, Ruchir Sharma and more.
Ian Klaus June 7, 2017
Such agencies can help cities implement development goals, new handbook says.
David Hatch June 6, 2017
These governments are taking important first steps toward building momentum.
Gregory Scruggs May 31, 2017
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
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