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Recommendations from a report by the U.N. Economic Commission for Africa.
David Hatch June 1, 2017
These governments are taking important first steps toward building momentum.
Gregory Scruggs May 31, 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
Planners must stop thinking of city growth and economic growth as separate issues, the U.N. Economic Commission for Africa says.
David Hatch May 18, 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
But successfully formulating these policies depends on the view of federalism followed in any particular country.
Abigail Friendly May 8, 2017
Initiative wants to see such policies in half of all countries by 2025.
Gregory Scruggs March 24, 2017
And its countries want to export their cities know-how abroad.
Gregory Scruggs February 7, 2017

The UN Economic Commission for Africa wants to empower African policymakers and urban planners to create more inclusive and sustainable cities. 

December 7, 2016
As Habitat III draws to a close, opinions are mixed on whether the framework on sustainable cities is gaining political traction.
Gregory Scruggs October 19, 2016

The national government has adopted plans to pursue sustainable urbanization in six secondary cities, the New Times reports. 

September 16, 2016
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