GPM in the News

Global Urban Safety and Security

2020-07-20T13:59:56+01:00

27 May 2020 - GPM Chair Peter Kurz, Mayor of Mannheim, together with the Executive Director of UN-Habitat, the UN Human Settlements Programme, Maimunah Mohd Sharif, opened a two-day online conference on worldwide urban safety and security. The webinar was organised jointly by UN-Habitat and the Global Parliament of Mayors (GPM), of which the Mayor [...]

Global Urban Safety and Security2020-07-20T13:59:56+01:00

Interview Fighting Urban Pandemics – the Center for Global Health Science and Security at Georgetown University

2020-04-24T13:35:51+01:00

Fighting Urban Pandemics Georgetown tools help cities battle coronavirus — now and in the future. Original Source: Oliver Wyman Forum SHARE The surging toll of the coronavirus has shocked the world, but it isn’t a surprise for Dr. Rebecca Katz and her colleagues at the Center for Global Health Science and Security at Georgetown University [...]

Interview Fighting Urban Pandemics – the Center for Global Health Science and Security at Georgetown University2020-04-24T13:35:51+01:00

How cities around the world are handling COVID-19 – and why we need to measure their preparedness

2020-03-27T13:36:47+01:00

An empty Plaza de Catalunya in Barcelona during a partial lockdown of the city as part of a 15-day state of emergency to combat coronavirus Image: REUTERS/Nacho Doce 17 Mar 2020 Robert MuggahPrincipal, SecDev Group Rebecca KatzCo-Director, Center for Global Health Science and Security, Georgetown University More than half the world's population lives in cities, [...]

How cities around the world are handling COVID-19 – and why we need to measure their preparedness2020-03-27T13:36:47+01:00

How reducing inequality will make our cities safer

2020-03-03T12:13:36+01:00

02 Mar 2020 Authors: Robert Muggah Principal, SecDev Group Sameh Wahba Global Director, Urban, Disaster Risk Management, Resilience and Land Global Practice, World Bank Overlapping forms of inequality contribute to violent victimization in cities, from wealth inequality to educational opportunities and property rights; In virtually every city, the vast majority of violent crime is [...]

How reducing inequality will make our cities safer2020-03-03T12:13:36+01:00

Orlando announcement Global Parliament of Mayors Summit in Palermo

2020-02-25T11:46:47+01:00

Orlando: l’assessorato al turismo è funzionale a sviluppo città “Nessun arretramento per il turismo anzi un riposizionamento per renderlo sempre più produttivo e funzionale allo sviluppo della Città”. È questo il pensiero del sindaco di Palermo, Leoluca Orlando, manifestato nel corso di una conversazione telefonica domenicale per commentare l’editoriale di Travelnostop.com pubblicato venerdì scorso. Orlando, dunque, [...]

Orlando announcement Global Parliament of Mayors Summit in Palermo2020-02-25T11:46:47+01:00

Mannheim at the UN Forum for the Global Parliament of Mayors

2020-02-11T15:19:11+01:00

Stadt Mannheim wirbt bei UN-Forum für Parlament der Bürgermeister 08. Februar 2020 Autor: dpa Mannheim/Abu Dhabi.Die Stadt Mannheim setzt sich beim diesjährigen World Urban Forum der Vereinten Nationen in Abu Dhabi für einen verstärkten Austausch von Bürgermeistern weltweit ein. Ziel der Initiative ist, Bürgermeister und Städte bei der Lösung globaler Fragen stärker mit einzubeziehen - etwa [...]

Mannheim at the UN Forum for the Global Parliament of Mayors2020-02-11T15:19:11+01:00

Look to cities, not nation-states, to solve our biggest challenges

2020-01-27T13:27:11+01:00

This article is part of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting Written by Robert Muggah, Principal, SecDev Group, Co-Chair of the GPM Advisory Committee       The world in 2020 is looking more turbulent and uncertain than ever. Powerful economic, demographic and technological forces are rewiring international politics. According to the World Economic Forum's [...]

Look to cities, not nation-states, to solve our biggest challenges2020-01-27T13:27:11+01:00

Cities using the SDGs to reduce urban violence

2020-01-13T12:00:03+01:00

Rachel Locke, Anthony F. Pipa, and Max BouchetWednesday, December 18, 2019 This article was informed by discussions at the Fall 2019 meeting of the Brookings SDG Leadership Cities Network, hosted by Mexico City. Despite growing prosperity as a leading urban center in Latin America, Mexico City is confronting “a crisis situation in … terms of violence,” according [...]

Cities using the SDGs to reduce urban violence2020-01-13T12:00:03+01:00

Faculty research advances global Mayor’s network

2019-12-16T16:27:35+01:00

Author: Chrystie F. Swiney, Georgetown Global Cities Initiative Doctoral Fellow A delegation of Georgetown faculty and researchers traveled to Durban, South Africa to support the annual meeting of the Global Parliament of Mayors (GPM). Hosted on the southern coast of the African continent, the summit reflected the rising ambition of mayors to unite not simply [...]

Faculty research advances global Mayor’s network2019-12-16T16:27:35+01:00

Pact of Free Cities

2020-02-12T16:17:28+01:00

Pact of Free Cities: Die wachsende Union der Kommunen Während die Speerspitzen des Liberalismus und der Privatisierung nun – angesichts der gesellschaftlichen Zuspitzung – über die Möglichkeiten der Krise räsonieren, bereiten sich andere im Stillen für neue Foren politischer Bündnisse wie Entscheidungsfindung vor. Der badische Putschist war dieser Tage auf einem Podium zu vernehmen, wie [...]

Pact of Free Cities2020-02-12T16:17:28+01:00