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Planners must strengthen the synergies between urban and rural areas, UN-Habitat says.
David Hatch October 18, 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
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.
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
Can a devolution model that worked for London work for smaller metro areas as well?
Christopher Swope May 2, 2017
The Brookings Institution’s Bruce Katz sees a coming rise of ‘New Localism’
Neal Peirce January 13, 2017
The first paper from the Metropolis Observatory also strikes a hopeful tone with recommendations on ways to make urban areas more inclusive and livable.
David Hatch January 5, 2017
Local authorities are pushing to fundamentally move away from the longstanding dominance of the nation-state. How can we ensure that this is for the best?
Diane E. Davis December 5, 2016
With plan for ‘metropolis’ status, Mayor Denis Coderre wants a new relationship with Québec.
Gregory Scruggs November 30, 2016

Annexation of East Cleveland would only proceed if funding is available to meet the suburb’s development and infrastructure needs, Cleveland.com reports.  

September 27, 2016

At least 19 massive urban zones are envisioned that would integrate the infrastructure, economies and governance of regional cities, Bloomberg View reports.

September 1, 2016
Mientras algunos hablan de construir murallas, este proyecto intentará cruzar la frontera entre Brownsville y Matamoros.
Ana Arana August 26, 2016
While Donald Trump talks of a border wall, local officials on both sides are identifying ways to cooperate with each other.
Ana Arana August 26, 2016
While cities are taking on increasingly robust roles in global trade, much work needs to be done to enable all such areas to access related benefits. In this, Habitat III can play an important part.
Brian H. Roberts June 6, 2016
Even as the world is becoming increasingly urban, it’s also becoming increasingly metropolitan. The New Urban Agenda is a timely opportunity to consolidate guidance on what we’ve learned so far.
Mats Andersson May 31, 2016

The capital of Bangladesh plans to absorb 16 adjacent, fast-urbanizing communities so it can extend municipal services to them, The Daily Star reports. 

May 11, 2016
How does the Habitat III draft strategy address local authorities?
May 11, 2016
What commonalities are shared by the U.S., Europe and Central Asia? Mega-regions, connectivity, supra-nationality — and a need for migration.
Gregory Scruggs March 23, 2016

A master plan to absorb outlying areas stoked fears about loss of sovereignty for ethnic communities, the New York Times reports. 

January 26, 2016
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