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The country is formulating its first-ever cities strategy.
Jeet Mistry September 25, 2017
A global push is on for countries to adopt national urban policies. What are they and how do countries get one?
Gregory Scruggs September 19, 2017
The ‘UN Urban’ proposal didn’t get much support, but several other key proposals did.
Gregory Scruggs September 8, 2017
At high-level meeting, U.N. member states questioned other recommendations to reform UN-Habitat.
Gregory Scruggs September 6, 2017
Ideas from Europe include interactive spaces, youth programmes.
David Hatch August 23, 2017
A high-level U.N. meeting on 5-6 September may sound arcane, but the decisions made there could decide how sustainable our cities are for generations. Here’s what needs to happen.
Aromar Revi August 22, 2017
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
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