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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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Local Governance - 20/02/2015
The year 1992 can be said as “the golden year” for Barcelona, the capital city of the province of Catalonia, Spain. In 1992, Barcelona has become the first destination for people around the world especially for world class athletes. In that year, Barcelona was appointed as a host for the world Olympic. (+)
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SDGs - 19/02/2015
Los ocho Objetivos de Desarrollo del Milenio dan el relevo a partir de 2015 a un conjunto utópico y disperso denominado Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible. (+)
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It is hard to think of a phenomenon that has done greater damage to our environment (as well as to our economy and social fabric) than the mass exodus from our older cities and towns that took place in the latter half of the 20th century. (+)
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SDGs, Post-2015 - 30/01/2015
With the issuance of the December Synthesis report by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the recent start of negotiations in the General Assembly we are entering the final stretch towards the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). (+)
Funding the revolution
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A revolution starts with an idea, but to become real, it has to move quickly to a practical proposition about getting stuff done. And getting things done needs money. If the ideas generated last year, in the report of the UN Secretary General’s Independent Expert Advisory Group and elsewhere. (+)
urban and rural interests
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It is said that cities were first founded to meet people’s need for security and commerce. People built cities to be close to each other to socialise, sell the fruits of their labours, and gain access to a greater variety of products. Today the importance, size and value of cities have increased, making them the most important habitats of humankind. (+)

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