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Apply by 15 March for the FT/IFC Transformational Business Awards 2016

Cities Alliance is proud to partner with the Financial Times/International Finance Corporation (FT/IFC) Transformational Business Awards for the second year in a row. We will also sponsor a special award for Excellence in City-led Transformation.

Ahmedabad, India. UN Photos/Mark Garten

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Designing Cities to Make Them Safer for Women

In this guest blog, PhD candidate Raven E. Brown discusses how a gender-sensitive approach to urban planning that incorporates the concepts of safe design, with an emphasis on social surveillance, can reduce the likelihood of gender-based violence.

The Cities Alliance booth at Africities 2015. Photo: Priscilla Ofori-Amanfo

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Africities Summit Highlights Opportunity for Africa, Need to Strengthen Local Government

Cities Alliance rallied behind the message of strengthening local government in Africa at the 7th Africities summit in Johannesburg, South Africa from 29 November to 3 December 2015.

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Slum Dwellers, Informal Workers, City Authorities and the Private Sector Launch New Global Partnership to Promote Resilience in Informal Settlements at COP21

A new Cities Alliance JWP will partner with the Medellín Collaboration on Urban Resilience to help 500 cities strengthen the resilience of their informal communities by 2020.

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Promoting Land Rights for the Urban Poor with the Social Tenure Domain Model

The STDM project shows that pro-poor solutions have great potential to directly impact on the lives of city residents. More »

South Africa’s Cities Share Knowledge to Spur Development

The South African Cities Network was launched in 2002 with funding from the Cities Alliance and a number of other organisations. More »