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2017/March: Mayor van Aartsen steps down as Mayor of The Hague and as Chair of the Steering Committee. Mayor de Lille is the new Chair, Mayor Kurz the new Vice Chair.

New Member: Mayor Garcetti from Los Angeles, USA

Los Angeles, February 2017 - Mayor Eric Garcetti: “We are living at a time when the world has never been more connected, and when the leading challenges on the planet — economic development, safety and security, climate change, mobility — are equally local and global in scale.  That’s why I’m honored to join the Global Parliament [...]

Empowering Cities Under The New US Administration

New York, February 2 - The NYUSPS Schack Institute of Real Estate Urban Lab’s formal kick-off event, “Empowering Cities Under the New Administration,” was held on February 2, 2017 and featured Benjamin Barber, founder and president of the Global Parliament of Mayors, Richard Florida, Jonathan Haidt, Thomas Cooley (NYU Stern School of Business). The panelists [...]

Inaugural meeting of Global Parliament of Mayors in The Hague, The Netherlands

The Hague / New York, September 1st 2016 On September 9, 10-11 2016, mayors representing cities from all over the world will convene in The Hague and celebrate the founding of the Global Parliament of Mayors (GPM). This new platform will enable cities to further their cooperation in addressing global challenges. For this inaugural meeting, mayors, experts, (UN-)organizations [...]

Benjamin R. Barber: “A Governance Alternative to Faltering Nation-States”

Citylab, December 5, 2016 Let’s count down the list: There’s Brexit, of course: Brazil, Belgium, Spain, Venezuela, and the Philippines all look increasingly dysfunctional. Reactionary populism and xenophobia have risen to power in Hungary, Poland, and, astonishingly, the United States, with similar threats in France, and most recently, Italy after the defeat of Renzi. Link