The UCLG Committee on Urban Strategic Planning, joined by UN Habitat, ILO, the university and city of Lleida, published a new publication aiming to visualize the role of intermediary cities and their leaders in global development and globalization.
The International Forum in Lleida took place on the 28th and 29th of June and was the setting for Mayors, practitioners, experts, development partners and network representatives to come together and discuss the priorities for intermediary cities.
The Forum of the Peripheral Local Authorities (FALP) network held its 3rd congress on June 11th, 12th and 13th, 2013 in Canoas (metropolitan region of Porto Alegre - Brazil).
28-30th June. Lleida, Spain
Llerida will host a UCLG workshop and debate on intermediary cities. LG and networks to define expectations and recommendations to support I-Cities in the UCLG agenda in terms of Local Economic Development and Strategic Planning.
Are you aware that in 2011, cities with fewer than 500,000 inhabitants accounted for about 50% of the world urban population?
Intermediary cities have an important role to play not only in planning the development of fast changing territories, but also in liaising with different government tiers, building powerful rural - urban relations and involving unequal stakeholders.