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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.

 Kadir Topbaş, Mayor of Istanbul and President of UCLG
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1. What are your expectations for the Rabat 2013 World Summit? For us, 1996 (Habitat II in Istanbul) was an important milestone. This event marked the beginning of the unification process of the global movement that culminated in 2004 in the birth of UCLG becoming the unified voice of local and... (+)
Khalifa Sall, Mayor of Dakar and President of UCLG Africa
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- 27/06/2013
Khalifa Sall, Mayor of Dakar and chairman of UCLG Africa was interviewed by our colleagues from City of Rabat. Mr. Sall answered questions about his role as new President of UCLG Africa, the moroccan decentralization model and Rabat as a venue for the World Summit of Local and... (+)
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For a vision of territorial solidarity at national and international level: towns, cities and regions responding to new challenges at the World Summit of Local and Regional Leaders in Rabat. 2013 will be a decisive year for towns, cities and regions all over the world. From 1 - 4 October 2013, United... (+)
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Housing - 29/11/2017
Housing councilors from New York, Barcelona and Lisbon demand a greater commitment from national governments to tackle speculation (+)
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- 26/02/2014
Last January, Tallinn, the capital city of Estonia, did something that no other city its size had done before: It made all public transit in the city free for residents. City officials made some bold predictions about what would result. (+)
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- 25/02/2014
Escenarios de evolución del marco normativo para las relaciones internacionales de los gobiernos locales y regionales. Agustí Fernández de Losada, Director del Departamento de Estudios y Asistencia Técnica Internacional de Tornos Abogados (www.tornosabogados.com). Coordinador de la Comunidad de Expertos del Proyecto AL-LAs. (+)

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