Urban law day 2017

While the global urban population is expected to grow by 3 billion in the next 50 years, cities continue to face a myriad of challenges including insufcient housing, poor infrastructure, inadequate basic services, hunger, corruption, insecurity and depletion of natural resources.

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Roadmap for localizing the SDGs: Implementation and monitoring at subnational level

At the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit on 25 September 2015, world leaders adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and tackle climate change by 2030.

The SDGs build on the Rio+20 outcomes and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), eight anti-poverty targets that the world committed to achieving by 2015.

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Call for Papers: E-Governance and urban policy design in developing countries

Rapid urbanization increases the pressure on governments, especially in developing regions. With the proportion of urban population growing from 30% in 1950 to more than 50% in 2010, local governments are challenged to find innovative ways to plan city extensions, optimize their operations, and provide sufficient and equitable access to public services while ensuring transparency, accountability and public participation.

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