International Conference “Local and Urban Governance: Trends, Challenges and Innovations in a Globalizing World”

International Geographical Union, Commission on Geography of Governance

September 4-7, 2019
Cidade da Praia, Cape Verde


The International Conference on “Local and Urban Governance: trends, challenges and innovations in a globalizing world”, convened by the International Geographical Union’s (IGU) Commission on Geography of Governance and organised in collaboration with the University of Cape Verde (UNICV), will be held in Cidade da Praia, Cape Verde, on September 4-7, 2019.

The conference aims at exploring and discussing the changes, challenges, and innovations confronting local and urban governance worldwide in the context of the new global urban agendas. It will be a forum for the discussion of the state-of-the-art of research on local and urban governance, in the different regions of the world.

Within this overall goal, the conference also aims at providing the opportunity for comparisons between African municipalities and African cities, as well as comparisons with those in other regions of the world, in particular with those in the Global South.

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