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Amid Divestment Protests, More Cities Explore Public Banks | Next City

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Philadelphia City Council Member Cindy Bass was already thinking about how to cut the city’s ties with Wells Fargo when ...

Chile’s Government Innovation Lab: Citizen-Centered Design in Action | Ash Center

The Chilean government’s innovation lab — Laboratorio de Gobierno [link in Spanish], or “LabGob” for short — was formally established ...

32 Cities Improve Energy Score Per New Rankings | Next City

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ACEEE is a nonprofit focused on research, policy and advocacy around energy efficiency in the public and private sectors. The ...

Why the ‘Power of Cities Deserves to be Explored’

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Cities must prepare for a greater political role, but without retreating into isolation. This is the opinion of Arthur De ...

Local governments are crucial for the implementation of the global development agendas

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Representatives from local and regional government networks gathered in Istanbul on 24 April for the meeting of the United Nations ...

Two northern Italian regions to hold referendums on autonomy this year – The Local

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Two of Italy’s wealthiest regions, Lombardy and Veneto, have announced plans for referendums aimed at obtaining greater independence. The referendums ...

Benjamin Barber: Why mayors should rule the world | TED Talk | TED.com

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Watch the Video: Benjamin Barber: Why mayors should rule the world | TED Talk | TED.com ...

How to move from creating to implementing a national urban policy | Citiscope

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If the world’s cities are truly going to embark on a more sustainable path, they’re going to need a lot ...

Sharing the Urban Commons – Geographical

The growth of cities is one of the defining challenges of our century. Efficient, compact urban living might relieve environmental ...

The Politics of Social Ecology: Libertarian Municipalism : Janet Biehl : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive

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Best known for introducing the idea of ecology to the Left, and for first positing that a liberatory society would ...

Sanctuary City Starts GoFundMe After Gov Cuts Grants – The Daily Beast

Veterans courts and drug-addiction services in Austin, Texas, are being squeezed by the state because the sanctuary city’s sheriff won’t ...

The UCLG Executive Bureau is meeting in the Spanish capital at the invitation of Mayor Manuela Carmena

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The UCLG Executive Bureau is meeting in Mdrid under the invitation of the Mayor Manuela Carmena On 18 and 19 ...

Are cities on track to achieve the SDGs by 2030? | Citiscope

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We are now almost halfway through the first 1,000 days of implementation of the landmark Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the ...

Mayors lead the global debate on the development of cities for peace

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Local leaders from around the world met with civil society in Madrid to address urban violence and alternatives for peaceful ...

Tennessee Bills Send Message on Municipal Broadband

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In a world increasingly reliant on high-speed internet for all facets of life, about 34 percent of Tennesseans lack broadband ...

Cities must stop underestimating their need and ability to respond to migration

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In October, world leaders gathered in Quito to officially adopt the 20-year road map on sustainable urban development known as ...

A Sanctuary City for Data Privacy? | CivicHall

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The New York City government is looking into ways to enforce stricter data privacy laws in the mold of the ...

Partners discuss the implementation of the New Urban Agenda through National Urban Policies in Viet Nam

Ha Noi, 26 April 2017— UN Habitat, OECD and the Viet Nam’s Ministry of Construction recently held a one day ...

The Case for Devolution | CityLab

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Americans on the right have long argued for the “devolution” of power from the federal government to the states. With ...

Forget Uber, Amsterdam is showing how to use the sharing economy for good | The Huffington Post

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Amsterdam has created dozens of new digital platforms encouraging citizens to participate in the sharing economy – and use it ...

Could special economic zones be a win-win for refugees and host countries alike? | Citiscope

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In 1980, the Chinese city of Shenzhen was a railroad stop with a population of 30,000. Flash forward 40 years, ...

The Revolt of the Cities | American Prospect

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Pittsburgh is the perfect urban laboratory,” says Bill Peduto, the city’s new mayor. “We’re small enough to be able to ...

UN-Habitat showcases its work at the World Assembly of Islamic Cities

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Qazvin, Iran, 26 April 2017—At the latest World Assembly of Islamic Cities UN-Habitat had the opportunity to brief the delegates ...

Broadband report: Prohibitive state rules run counter to popular opinion

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A new poll from the Pew Research Center estimates 70 percent of Americans believe cities should have the right to ...

How Flatpack Democracy beat the old parties in the People’s Republic of Frome | Politics | The Guardian

‘It has to be total revolution or nothing: that was our stance’ … the 17 independent councillors who now make ...

How to win back the city: the Barcelona en Comú guide to overthrowing the elite | Cities | The Guardian

In May 2015, the citizen platform Barcelona en Comú (Barcelona in Common) catapulted Ada Colau into power as the city’s ...

Is a universal definition of the ‘city’ on the horizon?

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This month, a group of urban thinkers from the United Nations, the European Commission and other organizations are meeting in ...

Portland City Council Votes to Stop Investing in Corporations

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Portland’s City Council voted Wednesday to stop all new investment of city cash in corporate debt, Oregon Public Radio reports ...

Make no mistake, momentum is growing to ‘localize” climate finance

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The evidence is overwhelming. Besides being the warmest year on record, 2016 saw an overwhelming number of “pollution peak” days ...