Blog

This blog is a space for knowledge-sharing, opinion, advocacy and debate, both between UCLG members and the wider international local and regional government community. Contributions and comments are welcome from anyone who is interested in how sub-national governments can make the world a better place for their citizens.

Read on to discover the most varied, up-to-date and innovative initiatives of local governments and their partners from across the globe.

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- 12/03/2018
By Mieck Vos, CEO VVSG For many municipalities in Flanders (Belgium) sustainable development is not an empty term. That’s clear from the firm commitment to climate neutrality in Leuven, smart mobility through cycling in Bonheiden and embracing of diversity in Malines. These are only a few... (+)
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Vivienda - 25/10/2017
by: Mohamed Boussraoui, Lamine Abbad, Eva Chueca If today everyone praises the positive effects of the globalization of economies, we must accept the fact that migration is one of its key drivers. It is not insignificant that some countries, more than others, open their borders more easily and... (+)
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- 24/10/2017
By Fatima Santiago Matito, UCLG communication officer  Dicen que la forma en que nos comunicamos con otros y con nosotros mismos, determina la calidad de nuestras vidas. Así parece que sea en Cabo Verde, un país que desde el primer momento con un trato cercano recibe a los visitantes... (+)
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- 11/07/2017
This year the European Communication Summit took place on 29-30 June in Brussels and the UCLG Communication Team didn’t want to miss the opportunity to learn from other communication professionals and discover the recent developments in communication. (+)
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urban planning - 30/06/2017
The 21st century, it’s been said, won’t be the century of empires or states, but the century of cities. Large cities and metropolitan regions will be on the front line of responding to global phenomena like the tech revolution, climate change, inequalities and urban speculation. (+)
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- 28/06/2017
Achieving the SDGs depends on action at local and subnational levels. Local and regional governments across the world are ready and willing to play our role. We work hard to ensure that the best services reach the greatest number of people, leaving no one behind; this is what the SDGs are all about. (+)

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