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Opening of UCLG World Council: 500 local and regional leaders contribute to the international sustainability debate

At the invitation of Matteo Renzi, Mayor of Florence, the City of Florence welcomes local and regional representatives from over 40 different countries gathered in the UCLG World Council from 9 to 11 December. The Council was opened…

Committee meeting in Florence

Dear members of the Committee of:   Digital and Knowledge-based Cities Urban Strategic Planning Urban Mobility   As you might be already informed, from the 9th to the 11th November will be held in City of Florence, the…

Funcionarios de 24 países se citan en Bilbao para crear ´ciudades inteligentes´

Bilbao se convertirá la próxima semana en la capital mundial de las nuevas tecnologías aplicadas al mundo de la Administración pública. Desde el miércoles hasta el viernes, el Palacio Euskalduna acogerá el XII Encuentro Iberoamericano de Ciudades Digitales.…

ITU releases latest global ICT pricing and penetration data

Korea tops ICT ranking Broadband prices drop 50% between 2008 and 2010 Huge differences in broadband speed and quality between countries Geneva, 15 September 2011 – New figures released today by ITU show that information and communication technology…

El plan digital de Nueva York

El ayuntamiento de Nueva York ha presentado su hoja de ruta para potenciar el uso de los medios digitales entre departamentos públicos, ciudadanos y el sector privado. El objetivo es incentivar la implicación de la ciudadanía, facilitar el…

The City of Suresnes joins the Committee

  The City of Suresnes, France, has recently joined the Committee of Digital and Knowñedge-based Cities of UCLG. The City of Suresnes has recently launches the institutional project “Suresnes Digital City” that has as main objective to develop…

Appointment of Josep Roig as UCLG Secretary General

The UCLG Executive Bureau meeting in Rabat appointed Josep Roig, as UCLG Secretary General following an international recruitment process. Josep Roig, Secretary General of Metropolis since 2000, has been involved in the Metropolitan Section of UCLG as a…

214 local and regional leaders from 40 countries come together in Rabat

The 12th UCLG Executive Bureau, hosted by the City of Rabat (Morocco), was officially opened on Thursday 23rd June by Fathallah Oualalou, Mayor of Rabat. Counting with over 300 participants, including 200 local and regional leaders from 40…

Bilbao selected as finalist to become the World Design Capital in 2014

Following deliberations on 9 June 2011, the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (Icsid) has the pleasure to announce on behalf of the members of the World Design Capital® (WDC) Selection Committee that the cities of Bilbao…

UN declares Internet access a human right

As evidenced by the Facebook Revolutions and ensuing Middle East turmoil, the Internet is a powerful tool and one capable of change. Of course, its eliminating citizen use of the Web under oppressive regimes has also yielded consequences.…