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Housing - 31/12/2018
Our constituency lived a historical turning point last 15 and 16 July, when a group of major global cities brought to the UN a firm pledge for the Right to Housing in the form of the Declaration “Cities for Adequate Housing”. This global call to action builds on the #MakeTheShift campaign, launched by the UN Rapporteur on Adequate Housing.  (+)
Barcelona Resilience Week: The smartest cities are the resilient ones
Résilience - 16/11/2018
The Barcelona Resilience Week took place in Barcelona from the 11th to the 16th of November and brought together local and regional governments, partners and stakeholders working on resilience with the focus to advance awareness raising and take knowledge to action. (+)
Building inclusive cities through multi-level governance at the Smart City World Congress
Smart Cities - 16/11/2018
The Smart City World Congress was held in Barcelona from November 13 to 15. Local and regional leaders were active in the various debates that took place throughout the event. (+)
Promoting a new approach to Sustainable Cities and Territories of Africa: UCLG gets ready for the Africities 8 Summit!
The 8th edition of the Africities Summit will take place between the 20 to 24 November in Marrakech, Morocco. With over 5000 participants, Africities is the United Cities and Local governments of Africa (UCLG-Africa, the African Regional Section of UCLG) flagship pan-African event that is held every three years in one of the five regions of Africa. In the framework of the Summit, UCLG will co-organize five sessions together with UCLG-Africa and CEMR-CCRE, with its committees on Culture and Social inclusion (CISDP) and in partnership with REFELA (Network of Local Elected Women of Africa), ICMPD (International Centre for Migration Policy Development) , UN-HABITAT, SIDA (Swedish International Development Agency), MC2CM (Mediterranean City-to-City Migration Project), Kingdom of Morocco, and Development Partners Network on Decentralisation and Local Governance (DeLoG), and EU Commission.  (+)
The Community of Practice on #CitiesforHousing meets in Madrid to define a joint strategy
Housing - 15/11/2018
Signatories of the Declaration of Cities for Adequate Housing met in Madrid last 7 November to discuss the way forward in their joint quest for the right to housing. Barcelona, Mexico City, Montevideo, Plaine Commune, Seoul, Strasbourg, Taipei, and Terrassa took part in the first meeting of the Community of Practice on Housing. Participants agreed to work on monitoring tools and indicators to measure the realization of the human right to housing at the local level. This will allow to effectively advocate for further competences and resources for local governments to tackle the housing crisis. (+)
UCLG participated in the Habitat III+2 International Meeting in Quito
From 1 to 3 October, local and regional leaders gathered in the city of Quito as part of the "Quito International Meeting City Laboratory Habitat III". During the event, participants discussed climate change and sustainable development, local economic development, preservation of cultural heritage and the localization of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the local level. UCLG participated in this meeting and facilitated a learning session to promote local economic development. (+)