UCLG ASPAC e-Newsletter banner February 2016

UCLG ASPAC Public Space Project: Pre-Launch Update

OUR work on the public space project commenced in early 2016. UCLG ASPAC, UN Habitat and Surabaya City are collaborating on exploring various approaches to increase public participation in the construction and revitalization of a new public space. In consultation with local citizens, stakeholders of this project have given their input on the decision-making process to select the most suitable space in the area and to design its transformation. See complete update here.

Supporting Partners in Realizing Mission: Malaysian Case

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PROMOTING best practices has always been integral to achieving the mission of UCLG ASPAC. Linking local governments with one another and with other partners in order to replicate outstanding methods in different urban concerns drives development.  We believe this is a way to accelerate development in the region. With this spirit, UCLG ASPAC welcomed the opportunity to support the National Conference of Malaysia’s Local Authorities Best Practices 2016 “Sharing toward 5 Star Services” held by the Malaysian Association of Local Authorities (MALA) and the Alor Setar City Council (MBAS) on May 30, 2016, by becoming one of the notable speakers. See more here.
Local Governments in Sync with the Marine Environment

CORAL reefs are vital in balancing nature and supporting the life of human beings. Coral reefs supply important benefits to millions of people residing not only in the Coral Triangle – the area on earth with the highest marine biodiversity - but also outside this region. They function as natural barriers from storms and sea surge, serve as primary source of protein, and are the backbone of local economies.
UCLG ASPAC lent its support to the “First Coral Triangle Initiative – Coral Reefs, Fisheries and Food Security (CTI-CFF) Local Government Network Conference,” held on June 2–4, 2016 in Wakatobi. Click here to read more.
Equi-City: A Project to Promote Equity and Transparency

UCLG ASPAC, in its conceptualizatin and involvement in projects, strives to engage different stakeholders in local planning and decision-making processes. UCLG ASPAC has been supporting Equi-City, a project by All India Institute of Local Self-Government (AIILSG), funded by the European Union, to promote inclusive and sustainable growth of Indian cities through collaborative multi-stakeholder approach using participatory governance between local authorities and stakeholders to ensure equitable provision of municipal services. Find out more here.


Berlin Forum Speaks Loud on SDG's Implementation


Utilizing Raw Data to Push Change at Local Level

DATA, Information and Knowledge come from the same raw materials. However, Federal Canadian Municipalities (FCM) takes a step further in utilizing these data and uses it to improve the culture of learning and innovation to push for changes at the local level.

FCM held the “Knowledge Management Summit: How Do Local Governments Learn?” in Ottawa, Canada, on 20 -22 June 2016.  FCM has been actively promoting KM as a medium to deliver institutional capacity development programming. FCM’s National Programs department has served Canadian municipalities in delivering knowledge services across the country for 15 years.
Find out more here.

A Visit from Agriculture Researcher

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KRISTINA Ulm, a Master Candidate from University of Stuttgart with the University of Sydney spent a worthwhile time at the UCLG ASPAC Secretariat to further her research on Urban Agriculture in Jakarta’s Kampungs on May 21 to June 14, 2016.

Her research is focused on how urban agriculture is practiced in Jakarta, particularly in urban villages, and what factors determine the success and failure of these practices. Facilitated by UCLG ASPAC, she was linked with the of Head of Agriculture unit in the Jakarta City Government, Diah Medianti as well as Sigit Kusumawijaya, the co-founder of local NGO Indonesia Berkebun.
Find out more here.

Gogunsan Islands, Blessings of Mother Nature

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GOGUNSAN Islands, consisting of beautiful small and large islands, is a marine park naturally created. Here, a cruise ship is running for travelers. Gogunsan Islands consist of 16 inhabited islands such as Seonyudo, Munyeodo, Daejangdo, Sinsido, and Biando, and 47 uninhabited islands. Sinsido is connected to the land after the completion of Saemangeum Seawall. Seonyudo is the most popular island since it is connected to Munyeodo, Jangjado, and Daejangdo by the bridges. For the member cities coming to Gunsan this year to participate in the 6th UCLG ASPAC Congress, Seonyudo and Sinsido, the two signature islands, will be introduced in this volume. Click here to read more.
UCLG ASPAC e-Newsletter banner February 2016


  • 5 - 13 July 2016 | Seoul, Republic of Korea | Training on e-GovernmentSite
  • 25 – 27 July 2016 | Surabaya, Indonesia | Preparatory Meeting of Habitat III Conference Site
  • 2 - 3 August 2016 | Siem Reap, Cambodia | DELGOSEA Workshop on Waste Management
  • 23 - 31 August 2016 | Seoul, Republic of Korea | Training on Urban GenerationSite
  • 4 - 13 September 2016 | Seoul, Republic of Korea | Training on Transport (Sustainable Mobility)Site
  • 5 - 8 September 2016 | Jeollabuk-do, Republic of Korea | 6th UCLG ASPAC CongressSite
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