International Conference "Local and Urban Governance: Trends, Challenges and Innovations in a Globalizing World"

Published at: 23 October 2018

International Geographical Union - Commission on Geography of Governance & University of Cape Verde


4 - 7 September 2019

Cidade da Praia, Cape Verde


The International Conference on Local and Urban Governance: trends, challenges and innovations in a globalizing world, convened by the International Geographical Union (IGU) Commission on Geography of Governance and organized in collaboration with the University of Cape Verde (UNICV), will be held in Cidade da Praia, Cape Verde, on September 4-7, 2019.

The Conference aims to explore and to discuss the changes, challenges, and innovations confronting Local and Urban Governance worldwide in the context of the new global urban agendas. It will be a forum for the discussion of the state-of-the-art of research on local and urban governance, in the different regions of the world.

Within this overall goal, the 2019 Annual Conference of the IGU Commission on Geography of Governance also aims to provide the opportunity for comparisons between African municipalities and African cities, as well as comparisons with those in other regions of the world, in particular with those in the Global South.

For additional information, please visit the conference website