The way to do so is by developing a robust indicator under the Sustainable Development Goals.
‘Intermediary’ cities host 70,000 new people a day, a trend expected for decades. But lawmakers have yet to fully recognize this reality.
Patralekha Chatterjee October 18, 2016
On the eve of Habitat III, officials from 500 cities release two new visions of a deeper international role for local authorities.
As the Habitat III negotiations begin to wind up, discussion builds on how to monitor progress on the new vision in coming decades.
Simone d'Antonio August 17, 2016
At ‘unprecedented’ sessions this week, cities spoke directly with national governments — and decried their status as mere ‘observers’ of the multilateral process.
Gregory Scruggs May 18, 2016
How does the Habitat III draft strategy address local authorities?
May 11, 2016
Through Habitat III, it’s up to national leaders and the international community to take the next step: to share powers, means and responsibilities with local and regional authorities.
Josep Roig May 2, 2016
The Second World Assembly of Local Authorities, created at Habitat II, marks ‘the maturity of the international local and regional governments movement,” one organizer said.
Gregory Scruggs March 17, 2016
Wading through the knowledge products of the current Habitat process highlights a failure to account for previous pledges.
Joseph Schechla August 7, 2015
Against the odds, the global community agreed on an ‘action agenda’ for financing development. But is it up to the challenges ahead?
New website will track actions by cities, regions and companies for the six months leading up to the Paris talks.
Carey L. Biron June 8, 2015
The time is ripe for the U.N. system to recognize the special status of contributions from local and regional authorities — coming, as they do, from a sphere of government.
Josep Roig April 30, 2015
Carey L. Biron April 29, 2015
Gregory Scruggs April 28, 2015
Carey L. Biron April 24, 2015
Gregory Scruggs April 7, 2015