Puebla, Mexico – Smart City Expo LATAM Congress, 21-23 Sept 2018. Robert Muggah (GPM Advisory Committee Co-Chair/co-founder Igarapé Institute) is a key note speaker at the Smart City Expo LATAM Congress. His key note speech on September 13: ‘From fragile to agile cities’ focuses on the urban challenges that are especially acute in the Americas, [...]
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GPM Chair Mayor De Lille: "We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan. Kofi Annan devoted his life to a peaceful, sustainable and equal world for all. His leadership and vision on democracy and human rights were a true inspiration to all leaders of global governance and will [...]
In cooperation with the World Refugee Council, the Centre for International Governance Innovation publishes the World Refugee Council Research Paper Series. The GPM Advisory Committee Co-chair Robert Muggah together with Adriana Erthal Adbenur have contributed to this series by writing: 'Refugees and the City: The Twenty-first-century Front Line'. "Cities are on the front line of forced migration. They [...]
One of the topics at the GPM Annual Summit 2018 will be ‘dealing with health as part of city resilience’. Mayors and experts will discuss, share and deliberate on pandemic preparedness and ensuring cities are ready for this aspect to demographic shifts. Together with GPM Advisory Committee members Sheila Foster and Robert Muggah, experts at [...]
"Maps are as old as man. Not surprisingly, they can help us get our heads around complex ideas” says GPM Advisory Committee Co-Chair Robert Muggah. From refugee flows, to rising sea levels, to fires and light pollution. Overlaying maps with data allow us to gain insights and make correlations we otherwise would not have made. Find [...]
The GPM congratulates Executive Committee member Mayor Wolusmal on his appointment as minister at the Ministry of Urban Development and Housing. As a pioneer mayor of the GPM who has been involved since the early days of the organisation, it has been a pleasure to work with Mayor Wolusmal in developing the Global Parliament of Mayors. [...]
Amman, June 2018 - Amman's Mayor Yousef Al Shawarbeh: "Amman has been a pioneer city of the GPM, having joined the Inaugural Convening in The Hague in September 2016. We praise the distinguished ‘Cities’ champion’ the late Dr. Barbers for his legacy on having an action-oriented platform like the GPM to address challenges, [...]
The Hague, June 2018 - The Global Parliament of Mayors (GPM) has officially become a member of the Global Taskforce and looks forward to a fruitful collaboration. GPM Executive Committee Vice Chair, Mayor Kurz from Mannheim, Germany, says the following about the GPM’s membership: "I am very happy about the acceptance of the Global Parliament [...]
Amsterdam, June 2018 - Amsterdam's Mayor Jozias van Aartsen
Pilar, May 2018 - Pilar's Mayor Nicolás Ducoté: " I celebrate the opportunities provided by this forum, which gives us the possibility of improving our public administrations. I am grateful for the exchange of many exceptional ideas and experiences from different cities among the world".