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Cities of Change Events

4th LED Cluster Meeting in Smolyan; 7th-10th April 2002. Stage 5 of the LED strategy - Monitoring and review of the cities strategic plans and of the co-operation within the network. More

3rd Network Meeting in Maribor (Slovenia); 6th-8th June 2002. Exchange between politicians and practitioners on good gouvernance aspects and joint evaluation of the CoC pilot phase. More

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General Events

The 10th NISPAcee Annual Conference: Delivering Public Services in Central and Eastern Europe, 25th-27th April 2001 in Krakow, Poland. The conference is addressed to experts, scholars, and practitioners who work in the field of public administration in central and eastern Europe to develop a new approach to public administration with flexible models and a new public management culture...more
World Bank Executive Leadership Seminar: "Building a Results-Based Approach to Managing Government" for Senior Government Officials and their Development Partners. Timing/Frequency depends on demand...more
The International Economic Development Council's Professional Development Series has  a number of upcoming activities. Professional development is a core value of the IEDC. It is essential for enhancing your leadership skills, advancing your career, and, most importantly, plays an invaluable role in furthering your efforts in your community. (Real Estate Development & Reuse (April 4-5, 2002) ; Entrepreneurial & Small Business Development Strategies (April 17-18, 2002) ; Economic Development Finance I (April 29-May 1, 2002). Click here for further information.            Make plans now to attend the economic development event of the year - IEDC’s annual conference, September 22 - 25, 2002. The IEDC 2002 Annual Conference is four days of learning, networking, and experiencing! 



* Bartone's SW presentations available on CD-Rom - Strategic Planning Guide for Municipal Solid Waste Management sponsored by the Urban Environment and Urban Waste Management Thematic Groups and East Asia Urban Sector Unit (EASUR). Please reserve January 8th, 2002 for a workshop given by Carl Bartone to mobilize the "Strategic Planning Guide for Municipal Solid Waste Management", now available in CD-ROM format. The goal is to improve skills and knowledge to promote sustainable waste management processes by using the seven (7) process steps outlined in the Guide. There will be presentations, case studies, discussions, and a 'hands-on' clinic, supported by refreshments and lunch courtesy of the East Asia Urban Development Sector Unit. Please contact Christianna Johnnides at to reserve a seat. A more complete agenda with room location will follow. Reservations are a must!

* New website URBANET is a network of GTZ experts working worldwide as well as associated members and institutions in the field of Decentralization, Urban and Municipal Development.
* A New Website on Urban Poverty Analyses and Responses launched by the World Bank. Since urban poverty reduction strategies should be grounded and implemented at local (city) level, the objective is to provide cities with available tools and examples to assist them to develop city level poverty analyses and strategic responses (city PRSPs). The website is still a work in progress,  updated collection of guidelines and case studies on urban poverty assessment techniques and poverty reduction policies and programs will be added.

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