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This blog is a space for knowledge-sharing, opinion, advocacy and debate, both between UCLG members and the wider international local and regional government community. Contributions and comments are welcome from anyone who is interested in how sub-national governments can make the world a better place for their citizens.

Read on to discover the most varied, up-to-date and innovative initiatives of local governments and their partners from across the globe.

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By Nomveliso Nyukwana, Mayor of Emalahleni, South Africa How can we empower local governments as leaders of development? Before answering this important question, I wish to first address why local governments should be leaders of development strategies. We have heard it many times... (+)
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For the first time, the international development agenda, through the FfD3 and post-2015 processes, is considered universal, applying to every country. Current deliberations, however, reveal different understandings of what universality means. (+)
Charting the metropolitan century
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Habitat III, Urban Agenda - 10/04/2015
The “Century of the City” seemed forward-looking just eight years ago, when Citiscope editor Neal Peirce and his colleagues chose it as the title of their book highlighting the Rockefeller Foundation’s Global Urban Summit of 2007. (+)
Paris Le climat
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Climate change - 08/04/2015
Representatives of thirty European cities, including Anne Hidalgo (2nd l.), Have pledged to reduce by 40% greenhouse gas by 2030 greenhouse at a meeting on 26 March 2015 at the Paris City Hall. (+)
Smart ways to mobilise more efficient and effective long-term investment in city regions
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By Josep Roig, UCLG Secretary General  ‘Smart ways to mobilise more efficient and effective longterm investment in city regions’ arrives at the ideal time to contribute to the discussions leading up to the 3rd International Conference on Financing for Development. As the organisation... (+)
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Where will you be during the week of 17 October 2016? If you are an urbanist, you will undoubtedly be at the HabitatIII conference in Quito, Ecuador, either physically or virtually. (+)

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