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Planners must strengthen the synergies between urban and rural areas, UN-Habitat says.
David Hatch October 18, 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 nature of tourism is changing, and how the city agencies that handle tourism need to change with it.
Christopher Swope August 16, 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
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
How does the Habitat III draft strategy address local authorities?
May 11, 2016

More than 700 municipalities are committed to road redesigns that can include wider sidewalks and protected bike lanes, Governing reports. 

November 13, 2015

A public-private partnership and gradual rollout were essential, one of the creators of the program writes in Governing

October 29, 2015

Norway’s newly elected city council also plans to boost funding for bike and pedestrian lanes, trams and buses, Reuters reports. 

October 22, 2015

The proposal is part of a wider plan to wean the Big Apple from reliance on fossil fuels, the Office of Mayor Bill de Blasio says.

October 15, 2015

The coastal city is the first in Africa to meet the planning and reporting requirements of the Compact of Mayors, News 24 reports. 

October 13, 2015

The Jordanian capital’s “tidy roof” campaign aims to clean up messy rooftops, but critics say it overlooks more pressing needs, Green Prophet reports. 

October 8, 2015
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