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Civil Society
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
4 takeaways on urban philanthropy from a global gathering of foundations.
Christopher Swope June 20, 2017
Report lays out guidelines just as data has moved to top of international agenda.
David Hatch January 24, 2017
This week, national governments heard directly from civil society and others on what they’re hoping to see in the New Urban Agenda and beyond.
Gregory Scruggs June 10, 2016
A new city policy has become a model across Italy. It encourages citizens to volunteer their time and talents while governing their use of public assets.
Simone d'Antonio December 23, 2015
A city in recovery helps young people who 'want to get on and do stuff' navigate the red tape.
Christopher Swope November 25, 2015
A proposed U.N. General Assembly resolution would allow accredited local authorities to participate in any part of next year’s cities conference, although without a right to vote. The draft also adds new consultation and negotiation days.
Gregory Scruggs November 19, 2015
Inside a dramatic consolidation of local government.
Simone d'Antonio June 18, 2015
The announcement ends six weeks of limbo for the groups.
Gregory Scruggs May 27, 2015
Child clubs are forming in cities across India to identify young leaders who can speak up for the needs of children.
Patralekha Chatterjee February 5, 2015
Hundreds of groups have sprung up to help their fellow citizens with everything from a cup of coffee to prescription drugs.
Letty Reimerink January 8, 2015
A new effort in Beirut uses crowd-sourced information to build the case against corruption.
Nabila Rahhal December 24, 2014
A city with too few parks for too many people is leaning on civic activism to improve its green space.
Nabila Rahhal August 27, 2014

An innovative urban renewal program in Israel provides students with low-cost housing in exchange for mentoring local children, Green Prophet reports. 

July 10, 2014
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