Integrated, Resilient and Solidarity Metropolises


The crises arising from the Covid-19 pandemic have accentuated metropolitan challenges and inequalities. For a healthy, sustainable and inclusive recovery, it is necessary to rethink metropolitan spaces to promote opportunities and improvements that mitigate new crises and foster policies, infrastructure, services and solutions that positively impact the lives of citizens. 

In celebration of World Metropolitan Day 2021, the City of Rio de Janeiro and Metropolis invite UN-Habitat Brazil and ICLEI South America to discuss solutions for the areas of environment, urbanism, and mobility, with the aim of building a more supportive and integrated metropolis in the post-Covid-19 scenario.

Practical information

  • When? Wednesday, 6 October, 10:30-12:30 BRT /15:30-17:30 CEST (click here to check your local time)
  • How to join? Fill out this form to register and receive the link to connect to the platform.
  • Language? The event will be held entirely in Portuguese. No interpretation service will be provided.


  • 10:30 Opening
    Bruno Oliveira, Chief of International Relations and Cooperation Department - Rio de Janeiro City Government
  • 10:40 Panel: Integrated, Resilient and Solidarity Metropolises

    Recommendations of the New Urban Agenda and of the UN's SDG 11 for a more solidary and integrated urbanization in the metropolises
    Rayne Ferretti, National Officer for Brazil - UN-Habitat

    Nature-based solutions for resilient metropolitan policies
    Bráulio Diaz, Manager for Institutional Relations and Advocacy- ICLEI South America

    Rethinking metropolitan mobility for a fair, sustainable and prosperous integration
    Lia Brum, Metropolis Research & Policy Officer
  • 12:10   Debate
  • 12:25 Closing Remarks
    Aquiles Barreto, Special Secretary of Metropolitan Integration - Rio de Janeiro City Government