Cities More Effective than National Government?…

Cities More Effective than National Government?…. From Miroslav Damyanov (via Linkedin) While national governments get less done – due to the fact they are cumbersome and stuck in party ideology – more problems (e.g., climate change, inequality, unemployment and crime) are solved at the city level. Worth watching the program VPRO Tegenlicht De macht aan de stad (EN:…

Will mayors one day rule the world?

BBC News – Will mayors one day rule the world? Mayors running mega-cities like Istanbul, Dhaka or Sao Paulo have budgets far in excess of many countries. But they also have a whole range of problems – from potholes to gargantuan traffic jams – that need sorting out here and now. Different democratic systems (or…