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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.

World Cities Day
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For the first time ever, the United Nations has declared 31 October ''World Cities Day'', recognising and highlighting the critical role that cities and smart urban planning have to play in sustainable development. To coincide with World Cities Day, UN Habitat and the Guardian also put out a call for the best existing urban ideas. (+)
Belo Horizonte
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Social Inclusion - 29/09/2014
The Inclusive Cities Observatory is a space for analysis and reflection on local social inclusion policies managed by the Committee on Social Inclusion of UCLG. Among these case studies, the Committee presents a study based on the rehabilitation. (+)
Lucia Tengani - Organic waste in Mtandire
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Baziwell is one of the pioneers of a movement started several years ago to improve the urban environment in this unplanned settlement on the edge of Malawi’s capital. Lilongwe city authorities have long neglected waste collection in poor areas like this. (+)
Climate Summit for resilient cities
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This week’s UN Climate Summit has generated commitments to raise $2 billion of in-kind and direct support for cities threatened by extreme weather events fuelled by climate change. (+)
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Célestine Ketcha Epse Courtés, Mayor of Bagangté Municipality (Cameroon) thinks that it is crucial to take local priorities as the starting point for development co-operation. She developed a project to provide drinking water to my citizens. With support from the International Association of Francophone Mayors. (+)
“Reimagining Public Spaces” Durban
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Leaders from Southern African cities gathered in Durban to talk public spaces and came out champions of Placemaking. The resulting report, summarizing the pioneering gathering of over 200, highlights the transformative role a focus on public spaces can have on addressing equity and governance in Africa. (+)

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