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The Cities Alliance and Brazil: A Partnership for Urban Transformation
These days all eyes are on Brazil, host of this year’s World Cup and the Rio Olympics in 2016. While both events are sure to showcase Brazil’s economic success and its lively culture, there is another area in which Brazil also deserves recognition: as a champion in slum upgrading and pro-poor urban policies.
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Taking a Closer Look at Secondary Cities
Not enough attention is being paid to the fastest growing urban areas of all, and the ones most likely to shape our urban future: secondary cities. To raise the profile of secondary cities, the Cities Alliance has made the issue one of our main focus areas for 2014.
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Top 5 Reasons to Know Your City!
A better knowledge of cities can help bridge the engagement, information and accountability gaps between city governments and their citizens. It can also support good governance and inclusive planning. (Cross-posted with the Meeting of the Minds blog)
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