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Cities Alliance at Africities 2015

Cities Alliance will host a large booth at the Africities exhibition, which will take place 29 November through 2 December in Johannesburg. We will also co-host two Open Sessions, two Thematic Sessions, a Political Debate and a learning workshop for our 2012 Catalytic Fund grantees.

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Cities Alliance Welcomes Four New Members to the Partnership

They are AVSI Foundation, ICLEI, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and the Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS) of Erasmus University – the first in our Universities and Research Centres category.

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Dynamic National Urban Forum Shows Burkina Faso’s Commitment to Improving Cities

The country's first-ever National Urban Forum, held in Ouagadougou 26-27 October, was a historic step towards an inclusive development model based on local government and community participation, and a milestone in the Cities Alliance Country Programme.

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Why We Need Inclusive Partnerships for the New Urban Agenda

Dr. Fernando Casado argues that how successfully we develop creative, inclusive partnership frameworks in a participatory manner will determine how sustainable and realistic the new urban agenda will be.

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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 »

Sparking a Transformation of Agra's Slums

Agra, India used a Cities Alliance grant to develop an inclusive city development strategy and a citywide slum upgrading plan that has leveraged USD 22 million in additional investments to improve the lives of slum dwellers. More »