Cities Are Listening Updates
UCLG Town Hall
Suggested readings, videos and platforms
The Town Hall 2019 Policy Papers. Structured around 5 sessions the 2019 edition revolved around policy papers drafted by our partners on different themes: Accessible Cities; Addressing Informalities; Gender Equality; Right to the City, and Sustainable Urban Development. The process contributed to the Durban Political Declaration.
The UCLG DECALOGUE for the COVID-19 aftermath and the Live Learning Experiences series adding up to over 40 hours of idea-sharing and featuring over 94 cities during the earliest stage of the pandemic #BeyondTheOutbreak. The #CitiesAreListening Experiences platform driven by ULGC's partners from civil society in a coherent window of dialogue, collective knowledge and participation.
The UCLG Ubuntu Advisors short pitches to inspire our conversations.
The United Nations Secretary General’s report on “Our Common Agenda" on the future of multilateralism building on the global consultation process (Read here the Local and Regional Governments UN75 visioning report). UCLG's contribution to the Common Agenda was channeled through the We the Peoples consultation led by the Igarapé Institute.
This process belongs to Town Hall 2022
The UCLG Town Hall is the space for dialogue and interaction between different internationally organized civil society constituencies and the political leadership of the local and regional governments constituency to jointly define global policies. Driven by civil society, it allows different international stakeholders to collaborate in the definition of policy priorities and the localization of the global agendas.
The Town Hall culminates in a corpus of integrated policy recommendations resulting from a consultation with other stakeholders and offering both bottom-up continent and region-specific priorities.
The contributions of the first generation of the UCLG Town Hall process were integrated into the Durban Declaration and into the daily work of the World Organization in its different areas (policy, advocacy, learning and research).
The 2022 UCLG Town-Hall renewed the structured dialogue between the local and regional governments constituency and internationally organized civil society around four selected topics: The Global Commons, Trust and Government, Climate and Culture, and Caring Systems. The 2022 process is strengthened by 3 cross-cutting caucuses (Youth, Feminism, and Accessibility) and the participation of UCLG international partners and UBUNTU Advisors. The subjects of the Town Hall are directly linked to UCLG's Pact for the Future and its three axes: People, Planet and Government.