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HEAD NEWS
Jambi: Managing Solid Waste to Become a Center of Trade and Services


MAYOR Syarif Fasha of Jambi City was enthusiastic when exposing how his city had progressed in managing solid waste. Profiling Jambi from its population to waste produced, improvements made up to present moment, and achievement he would like his city to make. Click for more info.

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
Public Space in Ketandan (Surabaya): What People Say



UCLG ASPAC in partnership with UN-Habitat is developing 3 public space projects in Surabaya. Find out what people say and witness how  local community get involved in this project. Click here to watch.
LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Local Governments Develop LED
 



WITH the coming of Habitat III Conference getting closer, more and more parties acknowledge the importance of 17 Sustainable Development Goals implementation. Commonwealth Local Government Forum (CLGF), adhering to its core activities focusing on decentralization and local economic development, believes that local economic development and smart cities can provide framework for local governments to deliver the SDGs. Within this background, CLGF held a meeting under theme Local government: a partner in achieving the SDGs in Asia on August 3-4, 2016, co-hosted by Jabalpur Nagar Nigam in Madhya Pradesh. Participated by mayors, local authorities and other leaders, CLGF members and partners, this event exposed them with projects that were part of CLGF programme, such as a pilot project in Bangladesh with 3 union parishads on participatory budgeting and project in North Central province, Sri Lanka. Click for more info.
DELGOSEA

Network Meeting Calling for more Best Practices
 



AUGUST 2-3, 2016, Siem Reap, Cambodia, got visits. Representatives from Southeast Asia countries met for DELGOSEA’s Network Council General Assembly Meeting. With mission to enhance positive network among members of DELGOSEA, the meeting heard voices of DELGOSEA members. Conducted through working groups according to their respective countries, the discussion was held alive with attendees voicing ideas for Network Council to support their efforts in national stage. Some of the suggestions include promoting best practices. Not only in forms of publications, but participants feel the need to be exposed more by also attending a site visit, as it will not only contribute to exchange of knowledge but also strengthen the network. Moreover, participants also viewed capacity building essential. They came into general agreement that the effort would be good if regional level assist them in developing their national level programs. Click for more info.

MEMBER SECTION
The Many Shines of the “Star City” 



ALSO known as the Star City, Changsha is the political, economic and cultural center of Hunan Province. Located in the central hinterland, the city lies at the junction of the east-west axis of the Yangtze River and the Beijing-Guangzhou, which makes Changsha an important economic belt and a comprehensive transportation hub in Central China. The title “Star City” does not come without reason, as we will see how this city shines in terms of education, history, culture and beauty. Click here to read more.
CULTURE

Totatoga: Best Practice on Culture
 



LAUNCHED in 2010, the Totatoga project carried objective of fostering a cultural cluster in the historic downtown area of Busan, particularly in Jungang-dong, an area that still retains remnants of Korea’s tumultuous contemporary history. Busan Metropolitan City leased and then sublet empty houses and buildings in the neighborhood to local artists as spaces for them to carry out creative and artistic activities. Having successfully completed two phases, spanning from 2010 to 2015, the Totatoga Project is now in its third phase, scheduled to be from 2016 to 2018. Introduced with the slogan, Creative City Busan, Where Culture Thrives in Daily Life, Busan Metropolitan City’s culture policy has the following aims. First, it is designed to foster a “living culture,” such that cultural activities, enrichment, and entertainment are a part of the daily lives of all residents. Second, it aims to support the development and creation of platforms, infrastructure, and bases for encouraging cultural activities in the community. Third, it uncovers and supports distinctive cultural contents with a potential for increasing tourism and the local income level. Click for more info.
LOCAL GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION

APEKSI toward a Better
Decentralization

 



APEKSI or the Association of Indonesian Municipalities City Governments in Indonesia, held its National Meeting V (Munas) from July 26-28, 2016. The event was hosted by Jambi City Government and held in Abadi Hotel Convention Center. The event is regularly held every 4 years and the last one has produced new management structure, recommendations and working program for 4 years ahead. Lady Mayor of South Tangerang, Airin Rachmi Diany, has been appointed to chair the position of chief of APEKSI. Regarding to the outputs, this national meeting has produced 259 points of recommendation in various sectors: apparatus or personnel, local finance, infrastructure, spatial and living environment, education and health. APEKSI highlighted the regional autonomy that has been implemented for one decade. Based on aspirations from members and facts in field, policies implemented in regional level have not run well and even caused horizontal and vertical conflicts. UCLG ASPAC congratulated Mayor Irin and the new body structure of APEKSI and wish them the very best. Click for more info.
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      UPCOMING EVENTS

  • 1 - 2 September 2016 | Seoul, Republic of Korea | Seoul Mayors Forum on Climate ChangeSite
  • 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
  • 12 - 15 October 2016 | Bogota, Colombia | 5th UCLG World CongressSite
  • 17 - 20 October 2016 | Quito, Ecuador | 3rd UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development - Habitat III UN HabitatSite
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