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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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19 Nov 2019 - Singapore is the world’s smartest city. That’s according to a new survey Published by Swiss business school IMD and the Singapore University of Technology and Design - the IMD Smart Cities Index - which looked at how well cities are adopting digital technologies and improving the lives of the people who live there.

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19 Nov 2019 - This seminar will cover:

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20/11/2019 - 13:00 to 14:00
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Location: The Westin Lima Hotel & Convention Center, Limatambo 1, Calle Las Begonias 450, San Isidro, Lima, Peru

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05/12/2019 - 09:00 to 14:00
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15 Nov 2019 - In order to deliver clear results that enhance regional competitiveness, city-regions need to prioritize, design, and operationalize metro-to-metro economic partnerships to advance an evolution from global exchange to strategic economic collaboration. 

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13 Nov 2019 -  By the end of the century, none of the world’s largest 20 cities will be in China, Europe, or the Americas. Africa, meanwhile, will host 13 out of 20, including the top 3.

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12 Nov 2019 - The United Nations estimates that two-thirds of the world’s population will live in cities by 2050. In line with this prediction, more than 40 countries have built hundreds of new cities since the early 2000s, according to Forbes.

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11 Nov 2019 - At a time when global warming and climate change are pressing issues, our inventions have a significant impact on the environment and the ecosystem. The construction industry is important to support the rapidly growing populations’ living aspirations, but certainly not at the cost of mother nature. 

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11 Nov 2019 -  In Chile, the National Urban Development Policy, Sustainable Cities and Quality of Life (NUDP 2014), lays the foundations and guidelines for the improvement of our cities, not only in their physical aspects but also in cultural aspects and in pursuit of sustainable objectives.

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11 Nov 2019 - The City of Leeuwarden became an innovating city with the UN Global Compact – Cities Programme in 2014 and has continued its efforts in sustainable development by officially becoming a Global Goals municipality. 

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11 Nov 2019 - The UN Global Compact - Cities Programme, the African Forum for Urban Safety (AFUS) and United Cities and Local Governments Africa (UCLG-A) will be hosting a workshop as part of the upcoming UCLG Congress, focusing on urban safety and how to implement ethical city projects to advance the SDGs at the local level.

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1 Nov 2019 - The seventh International Urban Cooperation programme webinar will be held on 14 November 2019 from 15:00 - 16:30 CET (09:00 - 10:30 EST), focusing on gender-equal cities, including an overview of lessons learnt and future perspectives.

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14/11/2019 - 09:00 to 10:30
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1 Nov 2019 - Over half of the world’s population now live in cities, with numbers expected to double by 2050, but while urbanization poses serious challenges, cities can also be powerhouses for sustainable development; something the UN is spotlighting on World Cities Day, marked 31 October. 

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