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Posted on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 15:16
Cities are rising as powerful agents in the world of food, says a new report from the International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems (IPES-Food), and they are finding innovative ways to put in place policies that take on challenges in global food systems. The report, presented today at the EAT Stockholm Food Forum by lead author Corinna Hawkes, Director of the Centre for Food Policy... Read more
Posted on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 14:38
Imagine a city that is more competitive, with higher-quality neighborhoods, lower infrastructure costs, and lower C02 emissions per unit of activity. This city has lower combined transportation and housing costs for its residents than other cities at similar levels of economic activity. Its residents can access most jobs and services easily through a combination of low-cost public transport,... Read more
Posted on Friday, June 23, 2017 - 13:33
We, Mayors and Representatives of cities and metropolitan regions from every continent, Meeting in Montréal from June 19 to 22, 2017 for the XIIth World Congress of Metropolis, the World Association of Major Metropolises, and also for the XXXVIIth General Assembly of the AIMF (l’Association Internationale des Maires Francophones), Joined by United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) and other... Read more
Posted on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 14:27
A new study by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) estimates that 4.2 million people in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in the Caribbean and in the Pacific are living in areas that are prone to flooding due to rising sea levels. In addition to coastal erosion, rising sea levels are expected to negatively impact economic output and employment and could aggravate inflation and cause an... Read more
Posted on Monday, June 12, 2017 - 10:12
A.T. Kearney’s latest analysis takes a look at the world’s most influential cities as well as those that are likely to become more important on the global stage. Cities are ecosystems for businesses and innovation. The strength of an urban center’s network of businesses, the talent of its citizenry, the stability of political institutions, and the creativity of cultural organizations all... Read more
Posted on Friday, June 9, 2017 - 08:45
Projections of uncertain futures pervade public and political debates around the world. Spectres of natural disaster, disease outbreak, economic crisis, infrastructural breakdown and violent conflict persistently threaten to disrupt city life. Social, economic and political stability have become central concerns for urban governance, development and planning. With future projections, calculations... Read more
Posted on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 10:58
By the year 2050, 70 percent of the world’s population will be urban. With 1.5 million people moving into cities every week, managing urban growth is one of the most important development challenges facing the world today. In an effort to create a global framework to guide sustainable urbanization for the next twenty years, national governments adopted The New Urban Agenda during The United... Read more
Posted on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 15:22
Since the publication of its first edition in 2008, the Global Report on Local Democracy and Decentralization (GOLD) has become an international benchmark in the analysis of local and regional governments worldwide. The fourth edition, GOLD IV, examines the challenges and issues that local and regional governments face in our current urban age through three main chapters on metropolitan areas,... Read more
Posted on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 09:27
Minister Ha, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentleman Living in Hanoi, I cannot help notice the rapid growth that is occurring within and surrounding provinces of Hanoi. Urbanization is one of the most striking features of economic development. Throughout history, cities have served as engines of growth and Vietnam is no exception. I would like to note that today Sustainability is at the heart... Read more
Posted on Monday, June 5, 2017 - 11:53
Mobilizing adequate revenues to meet recurrent expenditures and make long-term investments in support of inclusive and sustainable local development are among the most significant challenges cities are facing across the globe, especially those in Least Developed Countries (LDCs). This is the urban finance challenge addressed by ‘Financing Sustainable Urban Development in the Least Developed... Read more

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