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  • 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 (…

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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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  • Press Release

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…

  • CitiesSpeak

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…

  • Press Release

BOSTON, MA — The National League of Cities (NLC) membership named Marie Lopez Rogers, mayor, Avondale, Arizona, to lead the organization as president for 2013. The organization also elevated Chris Coleman, Mayor, St. Paul,…

  • CitiesSpeak

Last week the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released preliminary revised unemployment estimates.  It appears that the economy actually netted 386,000 jobs this year, but only after accounting for a loss of 67,000 government jobs. This…

  • CitiesSpeak

“What is City government doing?

How well are we doing it?

How can we do it better?”

These three questions guide Devin Quirk’s work for the City of Boston.  Devin serves as…