The Sustainable Development Goals – a set of 17 globally agreed-upon targets for the year 2030 – are clearly listed and appear to be easy to subscribe to. However, development planning and the implementation of development projects are never straightforward.
In the four years since the Grenfell Tower fire, which led to the unconscionable deaths of 72 people, one key question remains unanswered. Are our buildings any safer? The short answer is: not yet.
As Covid-19 restrictions ease and amid talk of a vaccine bounce, road closures across the country could also be driving voters.
The UK elections taking place include seven contests for combined-authority metro mayors in England.
Can bookstores build community? Proponents in Milan of a recently passed law that regulates discounts and promotes literacy think so.
By providing training and support, a new municipal project in Paris is aimed at giving refugees a first job and a second chance.
The city's outdated system of citizen advisory councils is under review. Here's what needs to change.
Faced with a homelessness crisis and a commitment to fund alternatives to policing, the city council voted to create new supportive housing that operates with money diverted from the police budget.
As the president-elect's stimulus plans emerge, local leaders shouldn't get too excited for direct, flexible aid to bolster their flagging revenues.
Participatory budgeting allows residents to propose projects and vote on how they want to allocate a significant amount of municipal spending.