Blog

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.

Blog
Compared with other nations, including ASEAN neighbors, Indonesia has not provided enough open spaces, as is commonly expected, for the modern urban community. In the 1970s alun-alun (town square), where people could meet and socialize freely, were easily found across Java. (+)
Permanent Oberver
Blog
As work moves forward to complete the proposed Sustainable Development Goals, a working list of preliminary indicators for each of the goals recently circulated online. This list of indicators was developed by the UN Statistics Division and was shared with National Statistics Offices. (+)
Blog
The President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) today emphasized the importance of “a good start here in Sendai” as the world gears up for what he called “the year for sustainable development”. (+)
Blog
Changement climatique - 09/03/2015
Paris accueillera en décembre prochain la COP21, la conférence internationale sur le climat. Plusieurs dizaines de milliers de participants, de tous les continents, travailleront à un nouvel accord pour la sauvegarde de la planète. (+)
Emilia Saiz
Blog
UCLG is a worldwide organization of all levels of local authorities. We represent cities, regions, departments, provinces, and our role is three-fold. We provide a voice for local government, internationally while promoting innovation and best practices exchange. (+)
Placemaking and Place-Led Development: A New Paradigm for Cities of the Future
Blog
At the Urban Age Conference in Delhi last November, head of UN-Habitat Joan Clos stressed the need for a new paradigm for shaping communities around the world, whether in rural areas or urban centers. When asked if that meant that government(s) would need to change as well, Dr. Clos replied with a brief... (+)

Pages