In all the regions of the world, major cities are facing major challenges, not only with respect to traditional local issues, like infrastructure and housing, but also with regard to global issues that have a local impact, such as climate change and migration. These issues pose challenges to metropolises and lead them to take concrete, innovative and targeted actions aimed at meeting all their residents’ needs.
When adopting the New Urban Agenda for the world, which reflects the central role that metropolises should play to meet global challenges, it is more essential than ever to continue this commitment in the years to come.
It is in this spirit that Metropolis will hold its 12th Congress in Montreal under the theme “Global challenges: metropolises in action”.
The congress will be an opportunity to bring together the major cities and a number of partners in order to discuss local and global issues, assess the approaches tested and especially chart the way forward.