About us

We are the global network of major cities and metropolitan areas.

We serve as the hub and platform for metropolises to connect, share experiences, and mobilize on a wide range of local and global issues, in addition to being the focal point of worldwide experience and expertise on metropolitan governance.

To connect political leaders, policy makers and practitioners worldwide in order to advocate metropolitan interests and improve the performance of metropolises in addressing local and global challenges.

Engaged metropolitan governance is critical to facing the immensity of contemporary urban challenges. Therefore, Metropolis mission will be achieved by a set of means to co-create caring sustainable cities characterized by engaged metropolitan governance:

  • a. Conducting urban diplomacy based on agreed principles
  • b. Developing urban capacities based on a knowledge platform of tools and resources

 

Metropolis operates, as well, as the metropolitan section of the World Organisation of United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), since its constitution, in 2004.

UCLG

 

Metropolises for and by their citizens where participatory and effective metropolitan governance fosters economic development, sustainability, social cohesion, gender equality and quality of life.

In line with the association’s mission and vision, as well as the New Urban Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals, Metropolis works to:

  • a. Advance metropolitan interests
  • b. Improve the performance of metropolises.

In line with the New Urban Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals.

The Board of Directors is formed by at least 15 members representing metropolises from different continents. They are elected by the General Assembly and may be re-elected. The Metropolis Women President is an ex officio member of the Board of Directors.

The President of the Board of Directors represents the association in all civil acts and is invested with all the necessary powers to this end.

 
 
Sandro Halank
Governing Mayor
President
President of AMB
Co-president
Premier of Gauteng
Co-president
Mayor
Co-president
Mayor
Co-president
Mayor
Co-president
Political representative of Brussels Governement
Treasurer
Governor
Regional Vice-president
Mayor
Regional Vice-president
Regional Vice-president
Mayor
Regional Vice-president
Mayor
Other Board of Directors member
Mayor
Other Board of Directors member
Head of Government
Other Board of Directors member
Mayor
Other Board of Directors member
President of the urban community of Casablanca
Other Board of Directors member
President City Council
Other Board of Directors member
Mayor
Other Board of Directors member
Chairman of the Board
Other Board of Directors member
President of the Region of Nouakchott
Other Board of Directors member
Deputy Mayor
Other Board of Directors member
City councilor responsible for Feminisms and LGTBI / President of Metropolis Women
Other Board of Directors member
Mayor
Other Board of Directors member
Head of Government of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires
Other Board of Directors member
Chairman of the urban commune of Rabat
Other Board of Directors member
Mayor
Other Board of Directors member
Mayor
Other Board of Directors member
Secretary General
Secretariat General Team
Head of Administration and Finance
Secretariat General Team
Project Officer for Communication & Compliance
Secretariat General Team
Project Officer for Pilot Projects & International Calls for Projects
Secretariat General Team
Senior Manager for Institutional relations & Asia portfolio
Secretariat General Team
Administration Officer
Secretariat General Team
Content Curator & Focal Point for Latin America and Europe
Secretariat General Team
Administration Assistant
Secretariat General Team
Project Officer for Learning, Strategic Partnerships & Focal Point for Africa
Secretariat General Team
Project Officer for Metropolis Women
Secretariat General Team
Project Officer for Statutory Affairs & Focal Point for North America
Secretariat General Team
Project Officer for Metropolis Observatory
Secretariat General Team
Administration Assistant to the Secretary General & Support to Action Plan Implementation
Secretariat General Team
Director General
Regional Secretary
Head of Office - EU And International Affairs
Regional Secretary
Director of the International Relations and Cooperation Department
Regional Secretary
Asesora en la Coordinación General de Asuntos Internacionales en el Gobierno de la Ciudad de México
Regional Secretary
Chief deputy of cabinet of the mayor of Dakar
Regional Secretary

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Because of its interconnected and global approach to all aspects of metropolitan life, metropolis is a unique association for the major cities of the world.
If you represent the government of a major city or metropolitan area, you are very welcome to join our membership.
Become a member today to help us build the urban agenda of tomorrow

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