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  • The representatives of more than 30 metropolises of the world have already chosen to share new ways to Live the City between next May 18 and 21. Join us in Buenos Aires if you are interested in:

    • Understanding the city of Buenos Aires, a unique metropolis, in an integrated and innovative perspective, getting to know its projects on the ground
    • Celebrating the 30 years of METROPOLIS and welcoming our new Secretary-General
    • Working on the synergies of the community of the world's greatest cities, both at political and technical levels
    • Standing up for the role of cities in global urban development and contributing to the agenda of the Habitat III Summit in 2016
  • As a Co-president city of METROPOLIS and its Regional Secretary for Asia Pacific, the City of Guangzhou has recently made a contribution to the WHO - UN HABITAT joint report “Hidden Cities: unmasking and overcoming health inequities in urban settings”, answering to a previous call from METROPOLIS and WHO Center for Health Development.

  • The Climate Change Training Program for foreign public officials has been held in Seoul from April 8~14. Among the participants, seven member cities of METROPOLIS were represented by their respective public officials dedicated in the environment: Beijing, Guangzhou, Jakarta, Shanghai, Shenzhen, and Quito attended the program and had the opportunity to share participating cities’ efforts in preserving the earth and environment (see the list of participants here). This METROPOLIS Training program was in line with ICLEI World Congress held in Seoul which, in turn, provided an opportunity of thinking hard and sharing the theme of ICLEI World Congress- Sustainable Solutions for an Urban Future.

  • This year’s 9th International Public Markets Conference in Barcelona has been a tremendous success!
    After an exciting three days learning from and inspiring each other, we captured the collective voice of the meeting’s 425 participants—representing 45 countries and 119 cities—in a Conference Declaration designed to highlight the value of public markets and their need for increased funding and policy recognition at all levels.

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