- Monday, 10/06/2013
The signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the new headquarters of the Metropolis International Institute, between the Seoul Metropolitan Government and Metropolis, took place on 24 May 2013. The Mayor of Seoul, Park Won-soon, and the Secretary-General of Metropolis, Alain Le Saux, signed the document in the presence of several officials from the Seoul Metropolitan Government.
- Wednesday, 05/06/2013
ICLEI, the global movement of cities and local governments dedicated to sustainable development, organized the forum “Resilient Cities 2013", in Bonn, between May 31st and June 2nd.
Metropolis joined the the meeting and took part in the debates about urban resilience and the adaptation and mitigation to climate change.
- Tuesday, 28/05/2013
The LLGA | Cities Summit 2013 took place on 14-16 May 2013 and was hosted by the City of San Francisco and Citymart.com, together with the City of Barcelona and the Metropolis Initiative “Agile Cities“. Metropolis was represented by Ms. Gabriella Gómez-Mont, director of Laboratorio para la Ciudad, Mexico City´s new office of civic innovation and urban creativity.
(Read here the full report of Gabriella Gómez-Mont)
- Wednesday, 22/05/2013
As part of the Metropolis Annual Meeting “Caring Cities”, Johannesburg will host two sessions structured around the issue of “Safe Cities”, designed to create discussion on this topic, bring ideas to the table and share experiences. The sessions will be led by the UN-Habitat's Global Safer Cities Network (GSCN), which will provide a practical focus, while the Metropolis International Women's Network will add a valuable gender perspective. Find out when the sessions will be held by consulting the General Program.