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Edmonton to Host 2018 Cities and Climate Change Science Conference

Edmonton, Canada, has been selected to host a unique international conference that will boost the scientific understanding of climate change and cities. The Cities and Climate Change Science Conference, co-sponsored by the IPCC, will take place in March 2018.

Bird's-eye view of downtown Yangoon. Myanmar. Photo: Markus Kostner / World Bank

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International Experience-Sharing Workshop on Slum Upgrading in Yangon

UN-Habitat, Cities Alliance, and the government of Myanmar held an international experience-sharing workshop on slum upgrading in Yangon. It was the first time slum upgrading was widely discussed as a way forward in Myanmar, and the principles of in-situ upgrading received strong support from policy makers.

Photo: Acción Ciudadana

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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.

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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.