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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.

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Source: www.citiscope.org Aguas Calientes, Mexico- Jessica Lopez, a four-year old with a shy smile, has suffered severe chronic asthma attacks since she was born. Her condition always worsened in the fall, when dust rose up from the abandoned fields that bordered her family’s modest one-room... (+)
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Add Mexico City to the list of metropolises investing in the science of urban innovation. Under the direction of Mayor Miguel Ángel Mancera, who took office in 2012, the city has launched Laboratorio para la Ciudad (Laboratory for the City), Forbes reports. (+)
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This year's IBM 5 in 5 (5 predictions for the next 5 years) heralds a new era where systems will learn, reason and engage with us in a more natural and personalized way.  This is great news for cities, and indeed one of our 5 predictions is that within the next 5 years, cities will enter a... (+)
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Smart Cities - 27/11/2013
By Michael Dixon, General Manager, IBM Smarter Cities Cities have never been more attractive, with people all over the world migrating to them from near and far. However, with them comes a range of significant challenges that city leaders must tackle. A new report from Frost and Sullivan ... (+)
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Urban Agenda, 100 years - 26/08/2013
By Josep Roig. Secretary General of United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) 1913: In the summer of 1913, in Death Valley, temperatures of over 52°C were recorded over 10 consecutive days and on the 10th of July it reached 57°C, the highest temperature ever recorded. On the 27 of July... (+)
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By Alfred Vanderpuije, Mayor of Accra, Ghana / Source: IBM As Mayor of Accra and Chief Executive of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly, I would say that there are few areas as crucial for infrastructure investment as cities. At the top of my agenda is Accra and the transformation of its existing systems... (+)

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