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3 July 2018 - Europe, Housing, Municipalism, Right to the City

Cities with life

As the mayors of London and Barcelona, we see an emergency coming. The way housing works must be changed.

For a number of years, cities around the world have been facing increasingly global and aggressive speculation in their property markets – from speculators who see housing in our cities as an asset from which to profit, rather than homes for the people we represent.

In many cases, speculators take decisions from...

17 October 2016 - Habitat III, International, Municipalism

5th UCLG World Summit of Local and Regional Leaders Congress

The United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) network is the largest and most important international network of its kind. Over 100 cities from 127 countries, we are part of this network which represents more than half of the world's population.

The last few days have seen Bogotá playing host to this organisation's fifth congress, which concluded with the election of a new president. While I consider it an honour and responsibility to...

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This blog features ideas, thoughts and reflections on my daily life as the Mayor of Barcelona.

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