The Power of Cities on the Global Stage – June 4, 2017
This week on Perspective with Alison Smith: The Power of Cities on the Global Stage
Alison speaks to urban theorist and author Richard Florida about importance of cities globally and the importance of dealing with deepening inequalities within them.
Rodrigo Tavares, author of ‘Paradiplomacy – Cities and States as Global Players’, speaks about the role cities and other sub-national governments can play in the area of foreign affairs.
Brock Carlton, CEO of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, talks about the increasing role cities can play globally, particularly in areas such as climate change and international trade.
Leona Lindiwe Ntshalintshali, Deputy President of the South African Local Government Association discusses the problems caused by urbanization in the developing world and also legislation being considered that would give more power to cities to ensure they provide the necessary services to the communities on the ground.