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City Governance

Rapidly growing cities in developing countries are struggling to provide the infrastructure, services and governance systems needed by their increasing populations as they deal with competing priorities and demands. Public authorities face increasing difficulty in maintaining effective governance in large cities, due to the erosion of governance and institutional capabilities in the justice system, law enforcement and security institutions, and poorly managed public space. Without strong participatory governance systems, the needs of the poor and marginalized, particularly of migrants, IDPs, women and minority groups, are often neglected.

Capacity-building for municipal authorities and other local and regional stakeholders underpins UNDP’s strategy. Capacity development programmes in cities build on UNDP’s extensive experience in local governance. This encompasses the identification of capacity needs and the development of capacity-building programmes at the policy, institutional and individual technical levels, focusing particularly on the various functions of municipal authorities, but also including capacity development for other actors, including collection and analysis of data and management of information systems to improve policy development and action in the context of urban fragility.

UNDP works to strengthen the capacities of civil society to ensure that they continue to play an effective role in influencing the development trajectory of the cities along a sustainable, inclusive and resilient pathway.

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1/15/20

Evercomm's AI-driven Asset Performance Management (APM) solutions dramatically reduce integration costs and time, enable real-time analytics correlating sensor data and equipment profiles, and extract critical operation insights along with indexing equipment performance at scale.

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The V World Forum of Local Economic Development will constitute a platform for dialogue on key issues such as poverty eradication, employment, and decent work, sustainable entrepreneurship, multi-stakeholder partnerships, including the involvement of civil society, workers’ and employers’ organizations. 

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06/05/2020 - 08:00 to 08/05/2020 - 18:00
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Affordable Housing: Profiles of Five Metropolitan Cities highlights the...
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1/14/20
Age-Friendly Cities: Lessons from Seoul and Singapore explores the current and...
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1/14/20
Living with Water: Lessons from Singapore and Rotterdam documents the journey...
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1/14/20
1/14/20

14 Jan 2020 - Coastal engineering solutions are the backbone of coastal protection strategies, but nature also provides benefits that could help us mitigate and adapt to climate change, said Associate Professor Dan Friess of the National University of Singapore. 

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1/14/20

14 Jan 2020 - The expandable house project is part of ongoing research by the Urban-Rural Systems (URS) team at the Future Cities Laboratory (FCL) (a research unit of the ETH Zürich in Singapore). It identifies and builds upon the successes of forms of informal housing, and tries to improve upon their weaknesses.

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12/30/19

30 Dec 2019 - The United Nations is working with a new collaborative entity called Oceanix to explore how floating cities can help create a more sustainable future.

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12/30/19

30 Dec 2019 - In this thematic session, participants engaged in investment case examples presented by public and private sector investors that are partnering together in order to mobilize more capital towards financing the SDGs, especially Goal 11.

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12/13/19

13 Dec 2019 - The Join, Boost, Sustain initiative will help to define the ethical, financial, legal, and technical framework for digitalization in cities and communities across Europe.

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12/13/19

13 Dec 2019 - Urban renewal initiatives can help stimulate the local economy, support current businesses and attract new ones, increase property values, instil a sense of civic pride, foster citizen engagement and social inclusion and reduce crime.

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12/13/19

13 Dec 2019 - Jakarta is slowly sinking due to an over-extraction of groundwater causing subsidence and with rising sea levels causing flooding, the city has to come up with elaborate programmes.

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