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Chile Rejoins the Cities Alliance

The Government of Chile first joined the Cities Alliance in 2008, and in February 2015 renewed its commitment to the Cities Alliance. We spoke with Ms. Paulina Saball, Chile’s Minister of Housing and Urban Planning (MINVU), on why reengaging with the Cities Alliance now is important for Chile and the partnership.

Fast growing urban Ethiopia. Photo: Susanna Henderson/Cities Alliance

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Future Cities Africa: New Thinking for Long-term Transformation

The Cities Alliance and UK Department of International Development (DFID) have launched a major new partnership initiative to support African cities as they transform themselves into resilient, inclusive centres of economic growth.

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Cities Alliance Champions Partnership at 2nd Session of the Preparatory Committee for Habitat III

The Cities Alliance partnership is hosting an official Prepcom II side event that explores how partnerships of national governments, local governments and organised civil society are already contributing to sustainable cities.

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Cities Alliance Catalytic Fund Now Accepting Proposals on “Migration and the Inclusive City”

With the 2015 Call, the Cities Alliance seeks to promote innovative policy responses and practical approaches that adopt an inclusive response to migrants, including access to land, services, employment opportunities as well as recognition and voice. Deadline to apply is 8 May 2015.

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Johannesburg-Lilongwe Partnership Leads to a Robust City Development Strategy

In 2007 the Lilongwe City Assembly decided to develop a city development strategy (CDS) to guide its future development.With support from both global and national associations (United Cities and Local Governments and the Malawi Local Government Association), Lilongwe therefore turned to the more experienced city of Johannesburg for guidance. More »

Sparking a Transformation of Agra's Slums

Agra, India has used a Cities Alliance grant to develop an inclusive city development strategy and a city-wide slum upgrading plan. More importantly, they have leveraged their grant to secure USD 22 million in additional investments to improve the lives of slum dwellers. More »