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Urban Migration: To Meet the Needs of Migrants and Displaced People, Trust Cities

By |September 23rd 2021|Categories: Global Urban Debates, Governance & Finance|Tags: , , |

The international community should direct their support towards city governments to advance good urban governance that responds to the realities of urban migration, argues Samer Saliba from the Mayors Migration Council.

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Lifelong Learning and Participatory Governance: The Learning City Initiative

By |September 21st 2021|Categories: Multi Stakeholder Partnerships, Urban & Metropolitan Governance|Tags: , |

Cities have immense potential to foster capacities for lifelong learning, argues Raúl Valdés-Cotera from the UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities.

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Urban Safety and Good Urban Governance: Examples from Kinshasa

By |September 16th 2021|Categories: Urban & Metropolitan Governance, Youth & Gender|Tags: , , , |

"Kulunas" – youth gangs – have been part of Kinshasa's neighbourhoods for two decades. Marc-André Lagrange and Thierry Vircoulon analyse their origins and why their ever more violent repression is not going to increase safety in Kinshasa.

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Understanding Dynamics of Urban Poverty in Nigeria: What Role for Urban Governance?

By |September 14th 2021|Categories: Energy & Waste, Green & Smart Development|Tags: , , , |

How are rapid urbanisation, urban poverty, and slums' emergence interconnected in Nigeria? And what areas of urban governance should local governments focus on if they are to successfully tackle urban poverty? Bassey Bassey shares some reflections.

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Infrastructure Transparency in Metropolitan Kampala

By |September 9th 2021|Categories: Urban & Metropolitan Governance|Tags: , , , |

Efforts for infrastructure development will be in vain if the public is not involved in the process. Olive Kabatwairwe with meaningful insights and best practices from Uganda.

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Transparent and Accountable: Ukrainian Cities Fight for Openness

By |September 2nd 2021|Categories: Smart & Digital Development, Urban & Metropolitan Governance|Tags: , , |

Local authorities often perceive publishing information about their activities as a tedious responsibility. But Ukrainian cities prove that digital openness is a chance for rising investments, growth of trust, and increased human resources. By Olena Ogorodnik from Transparency International Ukraine

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Can Access to Budget Information Empower Citizens and Enhance Urban Governance? A Perspective from South Africa

By |August 31st 2021|Categories: Governance & Finance|Tags: , , |

Fiscal transparency and public participation play a vital role in building more democratic spaces and fostering trust between people and their government. However, this requires the fostering of genuine multi-stakeholder collaboration, argues Zukiswa Kota.

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