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It’s Time for Cities to Flex Their Soft Power

2018-12-14T13:19:02+00:00

Cities, not nation-states, are the dominant unit of human organization in the twenty-first century. Humanity has shifted from a predominantly rural to urban species in a startlingly short period of time. The world today is stitched together by thousands of small, medium, and large cities—including 31 mega-cities, depending on how you define them—that are dramatically [...]

It’s Time for Cities to Flex Their Soft Power 2018-12-14T13:19:02+00:00

Launch of the GPM Summit 2018 Video

2018-12-06T08:39:33+00:00

The GPM is proud to present its official Summit 2018 video, including the GPM Bristol Declaration 2018 and Dr. Benjamin Barber Global Cities Award winners. Watch the full video with 80 mayors and city network leaders, international organizations and UN agencies that debated and voted on the critical global issues of migration, health and urban security.  

Launch of the GPM Summit 2018 Video 2018-12-06T08:39:33+00:00

GPM Summit 2018 report published

2018-11-13T09:35:11+00:00

The Hague, November 2018 - It is with great pleasure that Global Parliament of Mayors announces the publication of the GPM Summit 2018 report. More than 80 mayors and city network leaders from six continents gathered in Bristol to convene on the topics of migration, urban security and health, reflecting the pressing issues of the world. The outcome [...]

GPM Summit 2018 report published 2018-11-13T09:35:11+00:00

GPM elects new Executive Committee Chairs and Members

2018-11-05T12:08:14+00:00

The Hague, November 2018 - Bristol was the site of the passing of the torch, as the Global Parliament of Mayors (GPM) General Meeting elected three new members to the Executive Committee. In addition to three new members, the Executive Committee chair, Cape Town, South Africa Mayor Patricia de Lille stepped down. Former vice chair [...]

GPM elects new Executive Committee Chairs and Members 2018-11-05T12:08:14+00:00

Former mayors de Lille, van Aartsen, Johnson appointed as GPM Honorary Members

2018-10-31T11:32:06+00:00

Bristol, November, 2018 - The General Meeting of the Global Parliament of Mayors has appointed Patricia de Lille, former mayor of Cape Town (South Africa), Jozias van Aartsen, former mayor of The Hague and Amsterdam (the Netherlands), and Ed Johnson, former mayor of Asbury Park (USA), as the first Honorary [...]

Former mayors de Lille, van Aartsen, Johnson appointed as GPM Honorary Members 2018-10-31T11:32:06+00:00

Global Parliament of Mayors gather for the Bristol Declaration 2018

2018-10-30T16:12:12+00:00

Bristol, 23 October 2018 - More than 80 mayors and city network leaders from six continents gathered in Bristol to convene on the topics of migration, urban security and health, reflecting the pressing issues of the world. The outcome of the debates between mayors led to the Bristol Declaration of the 2018 Annual Summit of the [...]

Global Parliament of Mayors gather for the Bristol Declaration 2018 2018-10-30T16:12:12+00:00

Mayors Zandile Gumede and Daviz Simango share 2018 Dr. Benjamin Barber Global Cities Award

2018-10-22T11:52:11+00:00

Bristol – 21 October. The 2018 Annual Summit of the Global Parliament of Mayors kicked off Sunday evening at the Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery by awarding not one by two Dr. Benjamin Barber Global Cities Awards. Mayor Zandile Gumede of Durban, South Africa was awarded for her devotion to human rights, health, safety, [...]

Mayors Zandile Gumede and Daviz Simango share 2018 Dr. Benjamin Barber Global Cities Award 2018-10-22T11:52:11+00:00

New Member: Ricardo Rio – Braga, Portugal

2018-11-06T15:46:17+00:00

Braga, Ocotber 2018 - Braga's Mayor Rio: "Braga is a city open to the world and values the exchange of experiences, interchange and international partnerships. Be a member of Global Parliament of Mayors is very important to Braga and I expect to contribute with my fellow mayors to make better cities all across [...]

New Member: Ricardo Rio – Braga, Portugal 2018-11-06T15:46:17+00:00

How the developing world can kickstart the smart cities revolution

2018-10-11T09:58:32+00:00

GPM Co-Chair together with Sidewalk Labs have written an interesting article on why smart city experts should be looking to emerging markets. "‘Smart city’ technologies rarely address the most important challenges of low and medium-income cities" Do you want to read more on how the developing world can kickstart the smart cities revolution? Click here  [...]

How the developing world can kickstart the smart cities revolution 2018-10-11T09:58:32+00:00

New Member: Mayor Baikuntha Nath Neupane – Vyas, Nepal

2018-12-06T11:16:11+00:00

. Vyas, October 2018 - Mayor Neupane: "I expect the Global Parliaments of Mayors to be the best platform to share ideas and practices in the field of civic engagement, urban solutions, gender equality and climate change. From our GPM membership we expect new international relationship and global strategic partnerships that will contribute to the [...]

New Member: Mayor Baikuntha Nath Neupane – Vyas, Nepal 2018-12-06T11:16:11+00:00