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Mayors from The Americas, Europe. Asia, Australia and Africa are competing for the annual World Mayor Award. More

City Mayors ranks the world’s largest as well as richest cities and urban areas. It also ranks the cities in individual countries, and provides a list of the capital cities of some 200 sovereign countries. More

City Mayors lists and features urban events, conferences and conventions aimed at urban decision makers and those with an interst in cities worldwide. More

City Mayors reports political events, analyses the issues and depicts the main players. More

City Mayors describes and explains the structures and workings of local government in Europe, The Americas, Asia, Australia and Africa. More

City Mayors profiles city leaders from around the world and questions them about their achievements, policies and aims. More

City Mayors deals with economic and investment issues affecting towns and cities. More

City Mayors reports on how business developments impact on cities and examines cooperation between cities and the private sector. More

City Mayors describes and explains financial issues affecting local government. More

City Mayors reports urban environmental developments and examines the challenges faced by cities worldwide. More

City Mayors reports on and discusses urban development issues in developed and developing countries. More

City Mayors reports on developments in urban society and behaviour and reviews relevant research. More

City Mayors deals with urban transport issues in developed and developing countries and features the world’s greatest metro systems. More

City Mayors examines education issues and policies affecting children and adults in urban areas. More

City Mayors investigates health issues affecting urban areas with an emphasis on health in cities in developing countries. More

City Mayors examines the contributions history and culture make to urban society and environment. More

City Mayors describes the history, architecture and politics of the greatest city halls in the world. More

City Mayors invites readers to write short stories about people in cities around the world. More

City Mayors questions those who govern the world’s cities and talks to men and women who contribute to urban society and environment. More

City Mayors profiles national and international organisations representing cities as well as those dealing with urban issues. More

City Mayors reports on major national and international sporting events and their impact on cities. More

City Mayors lists cities and city organisations, profiles individual mayors and provides information on hundreds of urban events. More

Local government organisations
City Mayors profiles national and international organisations representing local government and cities as well as those dealing with urban issues

Unification of IULA and UTO creates largest
international local government association

The Barcelona-based international local government association United Cities and Local Governments is the result of the unification of the two largest international local government associations, the International Union of Local Authorities (IULA) and the United Towns Organisation (UTO/FMCU). The new organisation, which has members in more than 100 countries and represents both associations and cities, brings together the national local government associations that formed the majority of IULA’s membership, and the individual city members of UTO. More

Cities must embrace cultural
and ethnic diversity to flourish

We live in a period of transition from mono-ethnic cities to multi-ethnic cities and ultimately inter-ethnic cities. With the shared conviction that migrants integration is key for better intercultural relations, the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the International Organization for Migration IOM have created together a program on Migration called IBIS - Integration: Building Inclusive Societies. More


Metropolis seeks solutions
to issues facing world cities

Established in 1984, the Metropolis Association is represented by 77 member cities across the world and operates as an international forum for exploring issues and concerns common to major cities. More


Communities in some 125 countries
work for peace through Sister Cities

Sister Cities International is a nonprofit, citizen diplomacy network that creates and strengthens partnerships between US and international communities. Citizen diplomacy can be described as the concerted attempt to increase global cooperation through unofficial contacts at the primary and individual level. The sister city movement goes back to 1956 when US President Dwight D. Eisenhower called for people-to-people exchanges at a special White House Summit on citizen diplomacy. More

Mayors from 554 cities united
against nuclear weapons

In August 1945, atomic bombs reduced the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki within minutes to rubble and killed hundreds of thousands of its citizens. Mayors for Peace aims to build solidarity and facilitate coordination among the cities that support the Programme to Promote the Solidarity of Cities toward the Total Abolition of Nuclear Weapons. Its primary goal is to work internationally to raise consciousness regarding nuclear weapons abolition. More

Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI)
ICLEI is an international association of local governments and national and regional local government organisations that have made a commitment to sustainable development. More than 500 cities, towns, counties, and their associations comprise ICLEI's growing international membership. More

Global Metro City
The Glocal Forum

Global Metro City – The Glocal Forum is a non-profit organisation working to build a new relationship between the city and the global village with the aim of contributing to peace and development. More

The IFHP, originally known as ‘Garden cities and Town Planning Association’ is an international forum for learning and networking within the profession of housing and planning. More

EUROCITIES is the network of major European cities. Founded in 1986, the network brings together the local governments of more than 120 large cities in over 30 European countries. EUROCITIES provides a platform for its member cities to share knowledge and ideas, to exchange experiences, to analyse common problems and develop innovative solutions, through a wide range of forums, working groups, projects, activities and events.

EUROCITIES gives cities a voice in Europe, by engaging in dialogue with the European institutions on all aspects of EU legislation, policies and programmes that have an impact on cities and their citizens. The network is active across a wide range of policy areas including: economic development and cohesion policy, provision of public services, environment, transport and mobility, employment and social affairs, culture, education, information and knowledge society, governance and international cooperation. More

With over 110 members in 21 countries and representing close to 300 towns and cities, Energie-Cités is the association of European local authorities for promotion of local sustainable energy policies. Because 75% of all energy consumption in Europe occurs in urban areas, local authorities more than ever have a pivotal role to play. More

Austrian association supports
cities in eastern Europe

The Association of Austrian Cities (Österreichischer Städtebund) represents Austria’s larger cities, although any local authority is free to join. In January 2002, the Association had 243 members among a total of 2,359 local authorities in Austria. More

Association des Maires de France
(Association of French mayors)
Association des Maires de Grandes Villes de France
(Association of French city mayors) More


Deutscher Städtetag
(German association of towns and cities) More

United Kingdom
The LGA exists to promote
better local government in the UK
The UK Local Government Association (LGA) was formed on 1 April 1997 and represents the local authorities of England and Wales – a total of just under 500 authorities. These local authorities represent over 50 million people and spend around £65 billion per annum. More

African cities demand
access to basic services
The Municipal Development Partnership (MDP) was set up in 1991 to promote decentralisation policies and strengthen the role played by local communities in African society. More

South Africa
SALGA mandated to build South Africa's
new municipal government structure
The South African Local Government Association (SALGA) is an organisation mandated by the new South African Constitution to assist in the wholesale transformation of local government in South Africa from the pre-1994 regime to the new dispensation under the country's first democratically elected government. More

The National League of Cities speaks
for more than 18,000 US communities
The National League of Cities (NLC) is the oldest and largest organization representing municipal governments throughout the United States. Its mission is to strengthen and promote cities as centers of opportunity, leadership, and governance. More

Canadian municipalities offer partnership
to cities in Latin America, Asia and Africa

In 1987, Canadian municipalities gave the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) the mandate to be their representative internationally. More

A forum dedicated
to better urban design

The Mayors' Institute on City Design (MICD) is a program dedicated to improving the design of, and livability in, America's cities through the efforts of their chief elected leaders, their mayors. More

The United States Conference of Mayors
The US Conference of Mayors is the official nonpartisan organization of the nation’s 1,183 cities with populations of 30,000 or more. The primary roles of the Conference are to promote the development of effective national urban/suburban policy; strengthen federal-city relationships; provide mayors with leadership and management tools; and create a forum in which mayors can share ideas and information. Each city is represented in the Conference by its chief elected official, the mayor. More

Association of Mexican Cities Details
The International City/County Management Association Details

The Australian Local
Government Association

The Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) was founded in 1947. It is a federation of associations in each of Australia's six states, the Northern Territory and the Government of the Australian Capital Territory. More

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