[Ed. – And within moments, it’s all about the same old cultural Marxism. Tell you what, guys. I’d be happy to have a global parliament of mayors deciding things, on this condition: that they all be the mayors of rural towns with populations under 20,000.]
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.
Speaking on the eve of the 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 to government officials and U.N. leaders have gathered together in the Andean city to discuss the future of the world’s cities.
Held every 20 years, the conference comes at a point when, for the first time in history, more people live in cities than rural areas. …
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.