With 2019 coming to an end, and everyone being busy with 2020 preparations we would like to take a short moment of your time for the December CIB newsletter. Thank you all for your contributions!
Two introductory remarks:
- Don't forget to give your feedback on the CIB work plan for 2020, either by writing or in the conference call on the 14th of January (see below).
- In case you are wondering about the CIB annual meeting 2020: it is still happening and will still be held in Flanders (Belgium). We will send you the final dates and location in January! Stay tuned!
For now, we wish you a festive holiday season and a happy new year,
CIB Working Group secretariat
Jessie Post, Thymen Ballering, Iris Swinkels & Stan Abma
Policy items & UCLG news
LGA blog series
News from members
JRC (2019) In its report 'The Future of Cities: Opportunities, Challenges and the Way Forward' the JRC identifies key drivers affecting urban development. By highlighting both challenges as well as strengths, the report informs the discussion on the future of cities and offers alternatives to both scientists and policymakers. To increase momentum, the report is part of an online 'living' platform that makes use of additional analyses, discussions, case studies, comments and interactive maps. The platform serves as a permanent virtual space for researchers, practice and policymaking communities to exchange views and increase their knowledge on the future of cities.
UNICEF (2019) The well-being of marginalised groups such as children and adolescents is frequently determined by decisions made at the local level. The important role of local government concerning access to goods and basic services is hence increasingly recognised in the humanitarian context. Cross-cutting programming that takes into account both local government as well as local stakeholders can therefore be very beneficial to development efforts, particularly in fragile contexts. This handbook summarises UNICEF’s experience concerning community engagement and support of local decision making in the areas of disaster risk preparedness, peacebuilding and humanitarian response. Thereby it provides guidance for stakeholders working in humanitarian contexts in rural and urban settings.
This study explores the importance of a land tenure system. It shows that a land tenure system easy to use and a cadaster adapted to the realities of the country of implementation are winning conditions for a successful cadastral renewal.
The Austrian Association of Cities and Towns and KDZ - Centre for Public Administration Research published a guide which serves as an orientation for Austrian cities on how to take first steps towards localizing SDGs. The guideline provides key information about the Agenda 2030, explains the role of cities in its implementation and explores different tools that can be used to bring SDGs closer to their communities. Different examples from the region and beyond illustrate what cities have done to promote, integrate and implement SDGs in a local context and gives ideas on how to monitor their progress. The guide is only available in German language.