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Blog 20 Apr 2023

Benefits of Including Citizens in the Governance of Urban Nature

‘Urban nature’ renewal projects have proven to not only benefit the physical and mental well-being of nearby citizens but have also shown to he...
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Blog 07 Mar 2023

Building Smart Cities in the Global South

Common discourses understand smart cities as they exist in the Global North, taking for granted the challenges practitioners face in building citie...
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Blog 15 Dec 2022

Migration Governance in Poland

Due to the war in Ukraine, Poland has received one and a half million Ukrainian refugees in 2022. For the first time in its modern history, Poland ...
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Blog 01 Nov 2022

The key elements for integrated urban planning

Integrated urban planning is a modern planning approach that takes into account the complex nature of our urban environments. To achieve liveable, ...
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Blog 27 Oct 2022

Poverty Reduction in Balochistan

The Hague Academy designed a Tailor-Made Training on multi-level governance and local poverty reduction for local practitioners in Balochistan, Pak...
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Blog 07 Sep 2022

Local Governments Ensuring Sustainable Peace

Although invisible to many, local governments and leaders play a critical role in promoting and facilitating peace. The triennial UCLG Peace Prize ...
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Blog 06 Sep 2022

Making E-Government Work

E-government is a powerful tool to modernise administration and provide services directly to citizens. What are its benefits and how can we build s...
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Blog 06 Sep 2022

Deliberative Democracy in Action

Deliberative democracy is an interesting form of community participation that we present in our citizen participation course. The term refers to fa...
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Blog 06 Jul 2022

Ombudsperson: investigator and mediator at the same time

The institute ‘Ombudsman’ contributes to a vital democracy that cares about its citizens. Adriana Stehouwer is Ombudsman for two municipalities...
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Blog 27 Jun 2022

Taking Control Over Own Development: Community Mobilisation in Myanmar

The 2021 military coup has cracked down on Myanmar’s fledgling democracy. Now, actors across the country are promoting self-sufficiency in local ...
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Blog 21 Apr 2022

Investing in Nature-Inclusive Cities for Healthy Communities

Blog written by Oscar Alvarado, programme manager/trainer at The Hague Academy ‘Invest in our Planet’ Earth Day 2022 is all about ensuring a gr...
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Blog 20 Apr 2022

An Open Data Tour of Utrecht: Public Information Used for Good

Open data is essential for governments to provide better and more informed public services and to establish transparency and accountability in thei...

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