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
The country's latest economic survey includes a call for cities to compete with each other.
Patralekha Chatterjee April 11, 2017
An experiment in public participation as a more autonomous era dawns in Mexico's capital city.
Gregory Scruggs February 3, 2017
‘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
There will be no sustainable development without action by local authorities. Habitat III needs to discuss a new U.N. council or other body representing cities and regions.
Ulrich Graute July 25, 2016
The World Cities Report 2016 offers a definitive feast of urban trend analysis — just in time for negotiations on the New Urban Agenda.
Gabriela Rico June 2, 2016
The Habitat III regional meeting for Europe took place 16-18 March.
Gregory Scruggs March 22, 2016
This week’s Habitat III regional meeting for Africa will be a key indicator of whether the continent’s leaders understand the critical role to be played by local authorities in leading sustainable urbanization.

A survey of 89 mayors found a more positive view of the federal government in Washington, D. C. than of state governments, Boston University’s Initiative on Cities says.

February 17, 2016
Secondary cities take the stage at the latest Habitat III thematic meeting, in Ecuador.
Gregory Scruggs November 13, 2015
In an interview with Citiscope, Kenya's most prominent local leader offers a critique and a defense of the country's experiment with handing power to local governments.
Christopher Swope October 29, 2015
Decentralization of power in Colombia in the 1980s and '90s gave transformative mayors who came later more power to govern.
Christopher Swope April 9, 2014
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