Posts Tagged ‘Capacity Building’

World Urban Forum

The ninth session of the World Urban Forum (WUF9) took place in Kuala Lumpur (MY) from Wednesday, 7 February, to Tuesday, 13 February 2018, on the theme “Cities 2030 – Cities For All: Implementing the New Urban Agenda.” The WUF takes place every two years as both a technical forum and an open and inclusive [...]

By Emmanuel Moulin, on March 5th, 2018 at 10:22

Letter from America

Boston Brahmins Which metropolis was recently given the dubious title of America’s most unequal major city? Detroit ? New Orleans?  Well the answer is actually Boston, where recent Brookings Institute research shows that those in the city’s 95th percentile of income earned 17.8 times more than those in the 20th. That might come as a [...]

By Eddy Adams, on March 17th, 2016 at 17:10

Why Building City Stakeholder Capacity Matters More Than Ever

We’re on the road again. Between late October and early 2015 URBACT is holding Info-Days  in locations across the EU. It’s an opportunity for our participating cities to share some of the success stories from the current programme, now drawing to a close. And of course we’ll also be explaining how URBACT III is going [...]

By Eddy Adams, on October 29th, 2014 at 16:01

Meeting the Seoul Man

On the business card of Won Soon Park, Seoul’s dynamic and charismatic Mayor, there is a drawing of a spoon-billed sandpiper, with the legend small but can fly further. Mr. Park is very interested in how far he and his city can fly, and if you ever wanted proof of the value of city leadership [...]

By Eddy Adams, on September 27th, 2013 at 10:51

Helping Cities to Implement New Citizens’ Participation Models in Italy

Developing and maintaining structured forms of civic participation is not a mainstream practice for many Italian local authorities. But some useful initiatives such as the URBACT National Training Scheme, which took place on the 23rd and 24th of May in Rome, support Italian cities so that they develop a wider approach to stakeholders’ participation. Today citizens [...]

By Simone D'Antonio, on June 7th, 2013 at 12:11