Urban GLASS Governing with the citizen

Urban GLASS (Global-Local Accountability Support System) supports local government in preventing and fighting corruption in urban management by promoting transparent, accountable and participatory cities.

Urban GLASS addresses the following challenges:

  • the need for increased transparency in city management
  • the increased demand from citizens to participate in urban affairs
  • the need for local governments to communicate better with their citizens
  • the governance problems created by accelerated urbanization
  • the need for local governments to fight corruption in urban development
Urban GLASS goal is to support transparent and accountable local governments for sustainable cities


  1. We identify factors of risk and success in the implementation of local policies on transparency, accountability and citizen participation in city management.
  2. We facilitate the exchange of experiences in the fight against corruption in urban development, globally.
  3. We generate data and knowledge about the state of transparency at local level.
  4. We hope to contribute to the strengthening of urban governance, local democracy and increased transparency and accountability in municipal management.
  5. We promote the creation of trust in the public sector capacity to deliver, fighting informality and unequal access to basic services.
  6. We develop pilot apps on the use of SMART technologies for transparent urban management.
  7. We look to involve all social, economic actors and citizens in the fight against corruption and the creation of more open and transparent cities.
Urban GLASS is a global network of transparent and accountable local governments

Urban GLASS is an initiative developed by UN-Habitat and FEMP, with the contribution of Transparency International

developed under UraĆ­a, a project of UN-Habitat and FMDV

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