City Managers Community

Major cities and metropolitan areas around the world are facing an increased complexity both at the governance and managing levels. The international agenda is having a growing impact not only on local policies but also in its operation.

In this scenario, the City Managers Community fosters the engagement of the top leaders from our membership who are in charge of the day-to-day management of major cities and metropolitan areas.

  • To identify the challenges being faced by major cities in the aftermath of Habitat III from a managerial point of view
  • To set the basis for a knowledge and practice community of city managers around the world within the framework of the Metropolis Observatory
  • To propose new ideas and solutions about management of a city and the implementation of public policies
  • To develop an agenda whose implementation will be monitored and boosted by the Metropolis Secretariat General


      In 2020, the City Managers Community will be focusing on the theme of green infrastructure.


     Do you want to engage in the City Managers Community 2020?


  • 11 June - July 6:

    Green Infrastructure Metropolitan Portrait survey
    The first step to identify the peers of the community this year and their main topics of interest
    Click here to answer the survey


  • 16 July: City Managers Community webinar

    Exclusive to invited participants who take part in the Green Infrastructure Metropolitan Portrait survey, this online session will provide the opportunity to indicate the main steps and contents of the City Managers Days 2020. 
    Click here for further information


  • 17-18 November: City Managers Days 2020

    Celebrated 100% online for the first time, the 5th edition of the City Managers Days will offer the representatives from the Metropolis membership who engaged in the previous activities opportunities to showcase their flagship projects and to co-create and discuss solutions to common challenges in green infrastructure.
    Click here for further information 


The Metropolis City Managers Community is a project funded by the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona that brings together every year a selected group of senior public managers who are in charge of day to day management of major cities and metropolitan areas. Initiated in 2016 as a session of the Habitat III summit, since 2018 it has been organised with a specific annual thematic focus, coinciding with a Metropolis Observatory issue papers:

The City managers community is supported by: