Tackling the Challenges of Global Urbanization

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In this extract from the civil society report Spotlight on Sustainable Development 2019, Daria Cibrario of PSI and Andrea Ciambra of UCLG, highlight the crucial role of local and regional governments in the frontline implementation of the SDGs. The article showcases a selection of innovative initiatives by subnational governments, often in dialogue and cooperation with trade unions and community groups. Cases go beyond the scope of SDG 11 (sustainable cities and communities) reaching out to other SDGs relating to essential public service access, housing, climate change and public procurement.