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  • The 11th METROPOLIS World Congress, held in Hyderabad, ended in great success on 9 October 2014 after having drawn close to 1,800 participants from different cities around the world.

    See Congress in Numbers here.

    For five days, the theme Cities for All inundated the subjects of the 60 sessions held. Experts and political representatives acted as spokespeople for their respective cities to make the meetings a debate for the exchange of knowledge and to explain their experiences to the delegates present. The delegates could also choose from among 9 on-the-ground visits in one of India’s most vibrant cities, Hyderabad.

    See Congress photos here.

    The next meeting of the METROPOLIS network will take place in Buenos Aires from 18 to 21 May 2015.

  • METROPOLIS wants to remind and encourage all cities and institutions part of the Making Cities Resilient Campaign to apply for the 2015 Risk Award organized jointly by Munich Re Foundation, the Global Risk Forum and UNISDR.  Applications are open now until the end of next week.

  • It has been a general consensus among cities and local governments worldwide that innovation leads a city towards development and helps to create a better life for its citizens. Urban innovation in an all-round manner can help a city in its attempts to address challenges arising in such fields as social-economic development, environmental protection and urban governance.

    In accordance with the resolution of the Executive Bureau Meeting of UCLG held in Rabat, Morocco and with wide support from UCLG World Secretariat, and the World Association of the Major Metropolises – METROPOLIS; the city of Guangzhou proposed the establishment of the UCLG Community on Urban Innovation within the framework of UCLG. On 19th June 2014, at its Executive Bureau meeting in Liverpool, UCLG Executive Bureau approved the establishment of the UCLG community on Urban Innovation.

  • From 13 to 17 October, the city of Rosario, Argentina hosted the IX Latin American Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism 2014 BIAU In the framework of this exchange of metropolitan experiences between Europe and Latin America, several membersof METROPOLIS attended the event; among them : Buenos Aires, Cordoba and Xavier Segura, Director of the Public Service Area at the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona that represented  its business model, as well as the financial and governance model of its major metropolitan public space projects.

    More information about the event:

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Tuesday, October 28th

  1. [MITI] Climate Change
    • Start date: Tuesday, October 28th
    • Where: 58, Nambusunhwan-ro 340-gil, Seoul, South Korea
    • Workshop hosted by the Seoul Human Resource Development Center.
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  1. Global Mayor´s Forum
    • Start date: Saturday, November 1st
    • Where: Shenzhen, China.

Monday, November 3rd

  1. Annual Meeting of Cities Alliance Consultative Group
    • Start date: Monday, November 3rd
    • Where: Addis Ababad

Tuesday, November 4th

  1. CEOs for Cities National Meeting
    • Start date: Tuesday, November 4th
    • Where: NASHVILLE

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