About

The Municipal Times, created by the Urban Journalism Institute and OnCities2030 together with United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), is an innovative platform that aims to promote a deep, independent, and transversal understanding of the complex and rarely analyzed urban dynamics.

It is an online publication that brings news on the current state of cities to the audience aiming to inform urban leaders, city experts, practitioners, and public servants on transferable knowledge and actions that would make cities part of the solution of our regional and global problems.

Launched during the UCLG 7th World Summit and Congress of Local and Regional Leaders held in Daejeon, Republic of Korea, the Municipal Times unifies two complementary goals: the core vision of UCLG to amplify the voices of the municipal movement, and the foundational mission of the Urban Journalism Institute to foster the thorough dissemination of information on sustainable urban development.   

Thus, its first stage is to provide coverage of the key messages that have emerged from the 2022 World Summit. But other events will follow this pilot, building a legacy of resources drawn from well-documented urban events and meetings that leverage knowledge and action-oriented solutions.  

We hope that Municipal Times will give voice to the citizenry and that it might inspire urban decision-makers around the world.