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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
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
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