Photo: Acción Ciudadana

Spotlight on

New Reporting Tool is Making Transportation Safer for Residents of Guatemala City

With a grant from Cities Alliance, Transparency International, Acción Ciudadana and its partner, the Guatemalan Ombudsman for Human Rights, have piloted a systemic approach to providing safe, efficient public transportation in Guatemala City.

Spotlight on

Cities Alliance Annual Report Documents a Banner Year for the Partnership

Cities Alliance has published its Annual Report for 2016, which highlights a truly exceptional year for the organisation with achievements in many areas – programmes, partnerships, global advocacy, and governance.

By Esther Dyson - originally posted to Flickr as Durban from the sky, CC BY 2.0,

Spotlight on

Opinion: Innovative Urban Communities on the Frontline of Climate Change

Julie Greenwalt and Julian Baskin of Cities Alliance argue on devex.com that a new vision of truly smart cities is needed — one that can lead on mitigation and adapt to climate change by putting all residents at the center of sustainable development.

Flood control on the Buting-Sumilang Bridge, Pasig City, Philippines. Photo: jud

Spotlight on

Cities Alliance and ICLEI team up for TAP – Transformative Action Programme

Identifying catalytic and innovative urban resilience to better match them with finance opportunities is the central motivation behind a new grant from Cities Alliance to ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability in support of the TAP.