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Metropolis 2011 Commission Reports Summary
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42 pages

Commissions’ goals and activities

Content:

• Commission 1: Ecological Regions
• Commission 2: Urban Growth Management
• Commission 3: Integrated Urban Governance
• Commission 4: Megacities
• Commission 5: Partnership for Urban Innovation
• Commission 6: Metropolis Women International Network

Tags: best practices, c1, C2, C3, C4, C5, Commissions, commissions, eco-regions, gender, governance, megacities, sustainability, Urban growth, urban innovation, Women Network
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Metropolis 2011 Standing Commission 1: Ecological Region
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37 pages

Report presenting the results of Commission 1: Ecological Region for the period 2009-2011.

Content:
 
- Introduction
- Commission activities
- Open spaces: peri-urban agriculture, water, biodiversity and food security
- Cities and climate change
- Recommendations

Tags: agriculture, best practices, c1, climate change, Commissions, commissions, eco-regions, FAO, Report, sustainability
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Metropolis 2011 Standing Commission 2: Managing Urban Growth
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86 pages

Report presenting the results of Commission 2: Managing Urban Growth for the period 2009-2011.

Content:

- Urbanisation and governance
- Infrastructure and service: management of urban infrastructure
- Inequities and social inclusion
- Local, Regional and Global Economies
- The Environment: Issues and challenges

Tags: best, C2, Commissions, commissions, governance, Report, Social Inclusion, Urban growth, Urbanisation
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Metropolis 2011 Standing Commission 3: Integrated Urban Governance Integrated Urban Governance Manual – The way forward
[2 MB]
88 pages

Report presenting the results of Commission 3: Integrated Urban Governance for the period 2009-2011.

Content:

- The approach: what is Integrated Urban Governance?
- Benefits and costs of Integrated Urban Governance
- Public participation
- Political and organisational arrangements
- Enabling Integrated Urban Governance: political and administrative framework for policy integration
- Organising integrated projects: tools and instruments
 

Tags: best practices, C3, Commissions, commissions, governance, Report, Social Inclusion
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Metropolis 2011 Standing Commission 4: Megacities
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22 pages

Report presenting the results of Commission 4: Megacities for the period 2009-2011.
Content:
- Introduction
- Goals of the Commission
- Activities of the Commission
- Final Declaration on Megacities

Tags: best practices, C4, Commissions, commissions, megacities, Report, suburbs, urban planning
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Metropolis 2011 Standing Commission 5: Partnership for Urban Innovation
[755 KB]
18 pages

Report presenting the results of Commission 5: Partnership for Urban Innovation for the period 2009-2011.
Content:
- Introduction and Objectives of the commission
- Activities
- Processes and transmission of urban innovations
- Specific alliances for urban innovation in cities

Tags: best practices, C5, Cisco, Commissions, commissions, PPP, private sector, Report, urban innovation
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Metropolis 2011 Standing Commission 6: Metropolis Women International Network
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39 pages

Report presenting the results of Commission 6: Metropolis Women International Network for the period 2009-2011.

Content:
- Presentation of the Network
- Achievements of the Network 2009-2011
- 2nd International Forum Dynamic Cities Need Women
- Seoul declaration

Tags: activities, C6, Commissions, commissions, declaration, gender, Report, Women Network
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Innovation and the Urban Sustainability Agenda (2009)
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20 pages

Study prepared by Commission 5: Partnership for Urban Innovation, in collaboration with the firm CISCO, targeted at the analysis, via an extensive survey, of strategies and initiatives for urban sustainability in cities from around the world. Includes an urban innovation appendix.

Tags: C5 (’09-’11), Commissions, statistics, survey, sustainability, urban innovation
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Urban Commercial Transport. Background Paper for the Commission 4 Meeting on 22nd October 2008
[154 KB]
67 pages

Basic document for the meeting of Commission 4: Urban Mobility Management, addressing commercial transport and related matters. It presents the problems observed, a number of solutions adopted and the results obtained through different good practices.

Tags: best practices, Commissions, goods transport, urban mobility
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Metropolis Commission 4: Urban Mobility Management Final Report
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135 pages

Urban Mobility Management: Commission goals and activities during the 2002-2008 period

Tags: activities, best practices, Commissions, urban mobility
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Metropolis 2008 Commission Report Summaries. Connecting Cities, Sydney
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19 pages

Commission goals and activities

Tags: best practices, biodiversity, Commissions, Development, environment, financing, governance, Indicators, Tourism, urban mobility, urban regeneration
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Metropolis 2008 Standing Commissions. Connecting Cities, Sydney
[59 MB]
133 pages

Report presenting the standing commission results as presented at the Metropolis Congress in Sydney 2008. Connecting Cities.

Content:

  • Commission 1 Eco-Regions
  • Commission 2 Financing of Urban Services and Infrastructure
  • Commission 3 Comprehensive Neighborhood Regeneration
  • Commission 4 Urban Mobility Management
  • Commission 5 Metropolitan Performance Management
Tags: best practices, biodiversity, Commissions, Development, environment, financing, governance, Indicators, Tourism, urban mobility, urban regeneration
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Metropolis Commission 4: Urban Mobility Management. Financing Urban Mobility. June 2007
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71 pages

Documentation of the joint meeting of Commission 4 “Urban Mobility Management” and Commission 2 “Financing Infrastructures and Services” in Seoul, 14 and 15 June 2007

Tags: best practices, Commissions, financing, urban mobility
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Comprehensive Regeneration of Informal Neighborhoods. Activities Report – Antananarivo Workshop September 2007. Commission 3
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79 pages

Metropolis organized a technical training workshop in September 2007 that was principally targeted at African member cities of Commission 3: Comprehensive Neighborhood Regeneration, interested in comprehensive regeneration projects of informal or precarious neighborhoods, in which diverse experts presented the cases of Antananarivo, São Paulo, Belo Horizonte and Río de Janeiro,

Content:

  • Planning and urban-development experiences of precarious neighborhoods
  • Comprehensive regeneration project of the neighborhoods of Andavanamba and Anosibe (Antananarivo)
  • Metropolitan environmental problems with regard to water-bearing springs: The Case of São Paulo
  • Vila Viva. Aglomerado de la Sierra Program and Structural Interventions
  • Favela-bairro program in the city of Río de Janeiro
Tags: best practices, Commissions, Development, environment, informal neighborhoods, suburbs, urbanization
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Mobility and Social Cohesion. Background Paper for the Commission 4 Meeting
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49 pages

Base document for the meeting of Commission 4: Urban Mobility Management, addressing the issue of interrelations between urban mobility and social cohesion and in particular the impact mobility has on poverty and social exclusion. It includes an appendix with the results of a survey on mobility and social cohesion.

Tags: best practices, Commissions, poverty, Social Inclusion, statistics, urban mobility
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Training and Technical Assistance Journals: Commission 3: Solid Waste Management
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26 pages

Set of journals published by Commission 3: Solid Waste Management, detailing its training and technical assistance activities in Quito, La Paz, Brazzaville and Casablanca

Tags: Commissions, recycling, technical assistance, training, urban waste
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Metropolis 2005 Standing Commission 4: Urban Mobility Management. Safeguarding Mobility – Transforming Transportation
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167 pages

Commission 4 Report, centered on urban mobility management, which addresses the debate over six thematic areas of urban transport: Mobility and Urban Development – Mobility and Social Cohesion – Environmental Impact – Urban Transport Financing – Urban Transport of Goods Management – Mobility Planning and Public Participation.
Includes numerous good practices from cities in the Metropolis network and a complete bibliography with information on the thematic areas and cities addressed.
Print edition available

Tags: best practices, Commissions, environment, goods transport, urban mobility
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Solid Urban Waste Management. Managing Municipal Waste. Commission 3
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156 pages

Manual on urban waste management which brings together the materials used in Metropolis Commission 3 training courses. Includes good practices from Alexandria, Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Calcutta, Cuenca, Jalisco, Havana, the state of Mexico, Montreal and Quito. Structured into five basic themes:

  • Municipal waste: problems and management
  • Recycling, composting and methanation of waste
  • Incineration and controlled dumping
  • Legislation and human and financial resources
  • Environmental education and public awareness-building

Includes bibliography, websites and sector businesses.

Tags: best practices, Commissions, environment, recycling, urban waste
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Organization and Functions of the Metropolises. Comparative Study
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70 pages

By commission from the Metropolis Secretariat General, the Evolution of Institutions Observatory at Barcelona’s Pompeu Fabra University carried out a comparative study on the governance of large cities. The chosen cities were Barcelona, Buenos Aires, London, Montreal, Mexico City, Paris, Rio de Janeiro and Seoul.

 

Project manager: Dr. Enric Argullol i Murgadas

 

Summary: I. Metropolitan Phenomenon and Institutional Response – II. Relations and Tensions – III. Organizational Options – IV. Metropolitan Powers – V. Organization of the Territory – VI. Financial Aspects – VII Final Considerations

Tags: best practices, Commissions, financing, governance, statistics
Metropolis 2005 Standing Commissions Report
[3 MB]
182 pages

Report presenting the results of the Standing Commissions as presented at the Metropolis Berlin 2005 Congress.

Content:

  • Commission 1 Metropolitan Governance
  • Commission 2 Urban Poverty and Environment
  • Commission 3 Urban Waste Management
  • Commission 4 Urban Mobility Management
  • Commission 5 Metropolitan Performance Management
  • Commission 6 Water Management

Print edition available

Tags: Commissions, Development, environment, governance, Indicators, poverty, urban mobility, urban waste, water
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Megacities of the Future Conference Report: “Mobility and Social Cohesion”
[170 KB]
47 pages
Tags: Commissions, megacities, Report, Social Inclusion, urban mobility
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Urban Mobility File: Commission 4 Meeting, Istanbul 2003 Board of Directors Meeting
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112 pages

Document that sets out the results of a questionnaire carried out with 15 Metropolis member cities on the following matters: 1. Conditions – Traffic Framework of Development – 2. Basic Indicators – 3. Principal Traffic Problems – 4. Transport Policy Objectives – 5. Is There a Strategic Approach to Planning? – 6. Good Practices – 7. Proposals for the Exchange of Experiences
Print edition available

Tags: best practices, Commissions, questionnaire, urban mobility
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The Information Society and the City. Commission 4
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103 pages

Report presenting the results of Commission 4: The Information Society and the City, as part of the Metropolis Congress in Seoul 2002.
 

Tags: Commissions, internet, IT, Web
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Enhancing and Maintaining Water Quality for Metropolises. Commission 3
[2 MB]
96 pages

Report presenting the results of Commission 3: Enhancing and Maintaining Water Quality for Metropolises, as part of the Metropolis Congress in Seoul 2002.
 

Tags: best practices, Commissions, water
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Urban Poverty Reduction Strategies. Commission 2
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103 pages

Report presenting the results of Commission 2: Urban Poverty Reduction Strategies, as part of the Metropolis Congress in Seoul 2002.
Print edition available

Tags: best practices, Commissions, financing, poverty
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Major Events and Development of Large Cities. Commission 1. Seoul
[890 KB]
80 pages

Report presenting the results of Commission 1: Impact of Major Sporting and Cultural Events on Development of Large Cities, as part of the Metropolis Congress in Seoul 2002.
 

Tags: best practices, Commissions, Megaevents

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