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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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Habitat III, Global Agenda - 25/01/2016
Worries focus on new rules governing this year’s urbanization conference — and push back on suggestions that those guidelines are the most progressive ever adopted for a U.N. event. (+)
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SDGs, Resilient Cities - 21/01/2016
Everyone has a connection to the place they call home, be it a large metropolis or a small town. It’s where we raise our families, start a small business and connect with each other—and the world. (+)
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COP21 - 14/01/2016
After a week in Paris at COP-21, I discovered the key roles cities have as leaders in the fight against climate change. (+)
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It is hard to know with certainty where and why cities will falter and fail in the 21st century. It is even more difficult to predict which cities are going to thrive and survive. What is more certain is that unprecedented urbanization will play a defining role in their success or failure. (+)
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An Urban Thinkers Campus in Barcelona focused on ensuring adequate housing as a core part of the New Urban Agenda. (+)
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Climate change - 15/12/2015
Cities across the world representing almost a fifth of the global population have launched a five-year vision to scale up actions to tackle climate change. (+)

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