United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) represents and defends the interests of local governments on the world stage, regardless of the size of the communities they serve. Headquartered in Barcelona, the organisation’s stated mission is:
To be the united voice and world advocate of democratic local self-government, promoting its values, objectives and interests, through cooperation between local governments, and within the wider international community.
MuniNet Guide is an online resource specializing in municipal matters, including urban affairs, public finance, and municipal bonds. Our content and data focuses on a variety of topic areas pertaining to the public sector: municipal bonds, state and local government, demographics, economic trends, education, employment, healthcare, housing and real estate, transportation, and utilities.
In Nairobi, Kenya, many ‘new private cities’ are to be developed in the capital city’s periphery on what were previously large scale commercial farms. These are in a way similar to ‘edge cities’ that have developed in other parts of the world...
This guide provides a first and preliminary attempt to explain how countries, regions, cities, or sectors might start the process of operationalizing and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. As underscored, creative problem solving and intensive discussions among key stakeholders are required at local, national, regional, and global levels to make the SDGs a reality by 2030.
[PARIS, 12 December 2015] The unanimously approved Paris Agreement strives to limit global warming to well below 2 degrees Celsius, with the intent to pursue a 1.5-degree target. Through this Agreement, local and subnational governments are recognized as essential actors in fast tracking transformative action in the urban world.
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Local governments are faced with a tsunami of Sharing Economy activities. This roadmap helps local governments across North America strategically engage to foster more sustainable cities. It's also useful to audiences including city staff, local politicians, sustainability practitioners and Sharing Economy innovators, Sharing Economy critics and supporters.
Local Environment: The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability, and its publisher Taylor & Francis, have partnered with Pando to feature select article abstracts. Click here to find links to the full article.
The Victoria Transport Policy Institute is an independent research organization dedicated to developing innovative solutions to transportation problems. The VTPI website (http://www.vtpi.org ) has many excellent resources addressing a wide range of transport planning and policy issues. VTPI also provides consulting services.
Abstract: This article describes the experience of attempting to adjust a sustainable community development planning tool, the Community Capital Scan, for use in the Bolivian highlands. We tested the Scan, which was originally developed for use in a European or North American context, with five communities in the Bolivian highlands.
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are intended as the reference point for international development until 2030. Most of the targets are, implicitly or explicitly, global; to be reached by concerted international action. But in contrast to the Millennium Development Goals, the SDGs cannot be achieved without far-reaching change in domestic policy and action even in wealthy developed countries like Sweden.