10 Jun '11, 7pm

My new post: Why do cities get so little respect from state and national governments?

My new post: Why do cities get so little respect from state and national governments?

Sao Paulo, Brazil. Photo: Henrique Godoy Last week, I attended the C40 summit in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The C40 is a network of cities across the globe that are working to address climate change. It recently absorbed the (Bill) Clinton Climate Initiative, a story you can read about in The New York Times , and now represents enormous amounts of know-how, money, and, um, ego. There was a lot to take in at the summit -- lots of new reports released, lots of speeches, lots and lots of PowerPoint presentations (God help us all) -- but one theme that kept coming up in private conversations deserves some attention. As I talked with folks from cities around the world, again and again I heard frustration over the relationship between metropolitan areas and state or national governments. Just about everyone I talked to felt that their city did not receive the support it deserved based o...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/cities/2011-06-10-why-do-cities-get-...

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