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Este blog es un espacio para el intercambio de conocimientos, de opinión, promoción y debate, tanto entre los miembros de CGLU y la comunidad de los gobiernos locales y regionales. Son bienvenidas las contribuciones y comentarios de cualquier persona interesada en cómo los gobiernos subnacionales pueden hacer del mundo un lugar mejor para sus ciudadanos.

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Mayor's Roundtable: Urban Equity and the New Urban Agenda
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Cheikh Gueye, the Deputy Mayor, Dakar, Senegal, opened the roundtable by emphasizing the impact that being a mayor has on transforming leaders: "it’s so demanding, so complex, and yet so fulfilling." She also asked the other mayors whether they have a "Medellin urban forum," or a "Nairobi, or Dakar urban forum". (+)
How Medellín revived itself: Fast growth in a verdant valley
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Urban Agenda - 09/04/2014
Gerard Martin is one of the leading scholars of Colombia’s cities, particularly Medellín and Bogota. He’s the former director of the Colombia Program at Georgetown University’s Center for Latin American Studies. He’s also the author of Medellín. Tragedia y Resurreccion. Mafia, Ciudad, Estado. 1975-2012, which comes out in a second Spanish edition this month. (+)
Raphael Obonyo
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By Raphael Obonyo. Kenya, like countries across the globe, must contend with the challenges of rapid urbanization. The dramatic spike in youth unemployment, slum populations, and poverty rates in recent years is cause for alarm, but the government has yet to tackle the issue. If Kenya’s rapid urbanization is left unmitigated. (+)
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Four years ago, Tokyo implemented a cutting-edge policy focused primarily on emissions from 1,400 of the most energy-hungry of those office buildings. By and large, it’s worked: Building owners targeted by the program have slashed power consumption and reduced their emissions by 23 percent below a baseline level. (+)
Las ciudades intermedias en la nueva agenda urbana
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A día de hoy, sería imposible hacer un análisis de fondo del fenómeno urbano sin tener en cuenta el papel de las ciudades intermedias, definiendo con este concepto ciudades con menos de 1 millón de habitantes y que en la actualidad recogen, tanto en el ámbito local como en el regional, a más del 50% de la población urbana. (+)
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By Paul James, Professor at the Institute for Culture and Society, University of Western Sydney, Australia, and a writer on globalization and social theory. He is Director of the United Nations Global Compact Cities Programme, a UN International Secretariat with offices in Sydney, Melbourne and New Yorkprovide guidance for Metropolis/UCLG thinking on the urban vision. (+)

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