Posts in the 'Urban Governance' category
7 Proven Ways City Leaders Can Work Better Together to Create Resilient Cities
7 Proven Ways City Leaders Can Work Better Together to Create Resilient Cities
In cities around the world, local officials face multi-dimensional sustainability and resilience challenges and are often responsible for achieving many overlapping mandates. More effective solutions require cross-cutting responses and collaboration across multiple levels of government and sectors. New research reveals ...
Better Parking Management Can Help Cities Recover from COVID and Achieve Public Policy Goals
Better Parking Management Can Help Cities Recover from COVID and Achieve Public Policy Goals
In some ways, cities are like households: they must make adjustments in spending based on cash flow. If your income is cut in half, then you may have to dramatically rethink your standard of living. COVID-19 has hit many households ...
Building Skills for Transformative Change: Beyond Individual Capacity
Building Skills for Transformative Change: Beyond Individual Capacity
This is part two in a series on capacity development for city leaders. As the global urban population continues to grow rapidly, cities are being tasked with addressing a variety of needs – economic, social, political, environmental – with very ...
Cities Need New and More Human Capacity. How Do We Build It?
Cities Need New and More Human Capacity. How Do We Build It?
This is the first entry in a series on capacity development for city leaders. By 2050, the global urban population is expected to grow by 2.5 billion people, continuing a decades-long trend of urbanization. And as the number of people ...
As the UN Turns 75, Countries Should Embrace a Shared Vision of a Fairer, Safer and More Sustainable Future
As the UN Turns 75, Countries Should Embrace a Shared Vision of a Fairer, Safer and More Sustainable Future
This year is the 75th anniversary of the United Nations – an institution created in the wake of World War II, when the world was looking to emerge from a tragic era filled with conflict and political and economic turmoil. ...
India Must Plan New Strategy for Cities to Reap Full Benefits of 'Self-Reliance’ Initiative
India Must Plan New Strategy for Cities to Reap Full Benefits of ‘Self-Reliance’ Initiative
While announcing a stimulus package of INR 20 lakh crore ($260 billion) in his address to the nation on May 12, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged citizens to make use of the opportunity provided by the COVID-19 pandemic to ...
More Bicycles, Slower Speeds, a More Livable City: Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo Plans an Ambitious Second Term
More Bicycles, Slower Speeds, a More Livable City: Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo Plans an Ambitious Second Term
With her recent re-election, Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo (Editor’s note: no relation to the author) has won a mandate to continue profound mobility transformations in the French capital. Her re-election manifesto promises an even more ambitious second term, furthering her efforts over ...
What Path We Take Post-COVID-19 Will Depend in Large Part on How the World’s Cities Change
What Path We Take Post-COVID-19 Will Depend in Large Part on How the World’s Cities Change
This article was originally published on Global Dashboard, as part of their Scenarios Week series, exploring and expanding on Long Crisis Scenarios. For professional optimists like me in the business of advancing an alternative, more wholesome economic model, the temptation can ...
Learning From Seoul to Control COVID-19: Transparency, Accountability, Solidarity
Learning From Seoul to Control COVID-19: Transparency, Accountability, Solidarity
In many cities, lockdowns have forced large numbers of people into an impossible dilemma: follow social distancing guidelines or be deprived of their livelihoods and basic services. Unlike most places, South Korea and its capital, Seoul, took a markedly different ...
COVID-19 Could Affect Cities for Years. Here Are 4 Ways They’re Coping Now.
COVID-19 Could Affect Cities for Years. Here Are 4 Ways They’re Coping Now.
The COVID-19 pandemic is laying bare two unavoidable facts about our new reality: we are more interconnected than ever, and cities are at the frontlines of this crisis and will be at the frontlines of any similarly globalized crisis in ...
How Are Cities Managing Disruption? 5 Ways Brazilian Cities Are Regulating Electric Scooters
How Are Cities Managing Disruption? 5 Ways Brazilian Cities Are Regulating Electric Scooters
Market disruptions like shared electric scooters can be great for cities, getting people out of their private cars and enhancing connectivity and accessibility. But while e-scooters offer a practical and more sustainable new form of transportation, they also bring concerns ...
5 National Transport Policies to Build Thriving Cities
5 National Transport Policies to Build Thriving Cities
Over the past 50 years, transport planners have tended to focus on reducing congestion to improve people’s mobility within cities. But increasing road capacity, vehicle speeds and parking spaces have not solved urban traffic. Building more roads and parking just ...
Africa's Urban Future: The Policy Agenda for National Governments
Africa’s Urban Future: The Policy Agenda for National Governments
Sustainable economic development in sub-Saharan Africa will only be possible if towns and cities across the region thrive. This column highlights the critical role that national governments need to play in guiding the urban transition. National Urban Policies can help ...
Big Picture, Small Cities: Why Urban Development Needs National Governments
Big Picture, Small Cities: Why Urban Development Needs National Governments
More and more, cities are acting independently of – or even in direct opposition to – their national governments. This trend is seen, for example, in the group of American “Climate Mayors” that remain committed to the Paris Agreement even ...
Financing Mass Transit Projects Through All Beneficiaries, And Not Just Users
Financing Mass Transit Projects Through All Beneficiaries, And Not Just Users
For some time now, there has been an ongoing tussle between the Government of Delhi and the National Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs about increasing fares for the Delhi metro. Under the existing law, a fare fixation committee reviews ...
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