City mayors create 'global parliament' to manage urbanisation



QUITO, Ecuador (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More than 60 mayors from around the world have joined forces to create an alliance dubbed a 'global parliament' to demand a more powerful role in the management of city growth and urbanisation.
Speaking on the eve of the United Nations Habitat III conference in Quito, Ecuador, on Sunday, the mayors outlined a united vision in which local government would lead the global response to rising urbanisation.
They said collaboration rather than competition would help them address the most urgent challenges for the world's cities, from affordable... read more

 
17 October 2016 in World News, Views: 33
Source: Reuters
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