Local Authorities

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Local Authorities
Category Sustainable Development Terms
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Last Edit Date 2018-07-02

Local Authorities means :

SDABC2015.png The ABC for Sustainable Cities - A glossary for policy makers. 1st edition (2015)

Local Authorities include mayors, municipal councils and other decision-makers, who are involved in constructing, operating and maintaining economic, social and environmental infrastructure, governance and management of cities; they oversee planning processes, establish local policies and regulations, and assist in implementing national and sub-national policies. Since local authorities are the level of governance closest to people, they play a vital role in educating, mobilizing, and responding to public needs and to promoting sustainable urbanization and human settlements development.

Based on Habitat III Our Partners, http://unhabitat.org/about-us/our-partners/