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This is the fifth post in a series of blogs on the World Urban Forum 7 in Medellin, Colombia.

In…

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roundtable
  • CitiesSpeak

This is the fourth post in a series of blogs on the World Urban Forum 7 in Medellin, Colombia.

Despite the economic forces that I wrote about yesterday, there seems to be an optimism pervading the Seventh World Urban Forum (…

roundtable
roundtable
  • CitiesSpeak

This is the second post in a series of blogs on the World Urban Forum 7 in Medellin, Colombia.

The theme of the United Nations World Urban Forum 7 in Medellin, Colombia, is “Equity in Development — Cities for Life;” or what I prefer to…

WUF
WUF
  • CitiesSpeak

This is the first post in a series of blogs on the World Urban Forum 7 in Medellin, Colombia.

In just a few days I will be in Medellin, Colombia, for World Urban Forum 7 (WUF7) which is hosted by the City of Medellin, the government of…

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In recalling a story about meeting Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, Celebrate Diversity Breakfast keynoter Donna Brazile said, “the Justice asked me about my history when I met him.  And he meant, my recent history.  In having discussions…

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Press Release
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NLC Releases RFP for Municipal Leadership for Juvenile Justice Reform Leadership Academy.

Despite substantial decreases in juvenile crime rates during the past decade, state and local juvenile justice systems remain in need of…

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Press Release
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Washington, D.C.  – Following President Barack Obama’s announcement today of the “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative, National League of Cities President Chris Coleman, Mayor of Saint Paul, Minn., released this statement:

“President Obama’s…

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Press Release
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Hilari Varnadore will serve as a presenter for the interactive seminar, "Achieving Strategic Goals Using Community-Scale Performance Management" at the Congressional City Conference on Saturday, March 8 in Washington, D.C.

What legacy…

  • CitiesSpeak

For the first time in human history the majority of the world’s population lives in urban areas – including 80 percent of Americans and 3 billion people worldwide. As you might expect, increasing population growth in cities leads to increasing…

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The lawyers and pundits will scour every word in the ruling by Judge Steven Rhodes declaring the City of Detroit eligible for bankruptcy. Truth be told, I’d probably find that exercise exhilarating! In the end however, it’s not the ruling from…