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19 May 2016 - Refuge City, Right to the City

Cooperation between cities in the UN

When I spoke at the UN headquarters, I spoke on behalf of Europe's cities of the need to overcome the crisis of confidence in the institutions through cooperation, not competition, of the role that cities could play in the new order of priorities, of the renewed energy that movements such as 15M, the Arab springs, Occupy Wall Street and Nuit Debout give to democracy. I called for support and offered ours so that, together, we might put life...

5 April 2016 - Refuge City

#CityToCity Cooperation

I was in a working group in Brussels today, alongside representatives from Athens, Berlin, Amsterdam, Paris and Leipzig.

As cities, we are the territory that ultimately receives people, and it is crucial we keep that in mind when designing our reception policies and managing the funds needed for them. It is encouraging that the idea of  ‪#‎CityToCity‬‬‬ cooperation has aroused such interest here in Brussels. Amsterdam and other...

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