this is gonna be Great!
QUITO, Ecuador (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – More than 60 mayors from around the world have joined forces to create an alliance dubbed a ‘global parliament’ to demand a more powerful role in the management of city growth and urbanisation..
United Nations Habitat III conference in Quito, Ecuador, on Sunday, the mayors outlined a united vision in which local government would lead the global response to rising urbanisation. …More than 35,000 people, from academics and planning specialists [BIRM] to government officials and U.N. leaders have gathered together in the Andean city to discuss the future of the world’s cities.
oh. an Agenda.
by Your Betters™
…The mayoral group met in The Hague last month to launch a Global Parliament of Mayors (GPM)
Swell! a Noo Layer of .Gov!!!
The mayor of Barcelona, Ada Colau, delivered a passionate call for cities to be “fair for all“, the young and old, able and not, refugees and migrants, straight and gay.
She said the feminisation of politics at local government level had already achieved more livable cities and that the group had to work for more women at the helm.
“already achieved more livable cities’
check around… I’m not seein’ it.
The mayor of Montreal, Denis Coder [said] “I believe that national governments will have to realise that cities exist and that it is not just in speeches that we make a difference in the quality of life of our people, our citizens,”
Cuz the people living in Oakland have the same issues as the people in Pyongyang who have the same issues as the people in Ordos who have the same issues as the people in Dubai … Kabul … Bahir Dar … Helsinki … Chernobl … Pokka …Paris … Cork … Fergussen … Yellow Knife … …I guess you get my point.
I wonder if they’ll subscribe to the #ScienceMustFall*…
…will it be voluntary?
Will things like the removal of clown costumes from Target stores become world-wide thang?