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Global parliament of Mayors

If Mayors Ruled the World

October 4, 2014 by This Big City

Mayors and Policy

I have to wonder what a world ruled by mayors would look like. My best guess is that it would most likely be a complex combination of uncertainty, difficult choices, and a fair amount of chaos: which is pretty much what we have in the world right now.[read more]

Does the World Need a Global Parliament for Mayors?

August 14, 2014 by Brandon Donnelly

Earlier this month a team consisting of Benjamin Barber, Richard Florida, and Don Tapscott released a research report advocating for a global network of cities, metropolitan areas, and urban areas that they’re calling a “Global Parliament for Mayors.”[read more]

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Five Reasons Why Mayors Should Manage The World

August 6, 2014 by David Thorpe

Would you trust Benjamin Barber to take care of the world?

Can mayors rule the world? Some of them certainly think they would do a better job than the leaders of nation states and they have put together a proposal arguing just that, in advance of next month's summit to decide the shape of a future Global Parliament of Mayors.[read more]