Official launch of the new Metropolis International Training Institute (MITI), the learning network of METROPOLIS. MITI has the aim to strengthen the institutional and professional capacities of local and metropolitan authorities and their leaders, scaling them up to the global level. MITI counts on headquarters hosted by Seoul, and regional centers hosted by Cairo, Mashhad, Mexico City and Paris Île-de-France.
For the first time in the 30 years of history of the association, an Indian city, Hyderabad, hosts the 11th METROPOLIS World Congress under the theme, Cities for All. The city rich culture, tradition, social equity, economic prosperity and demographic dividend makes it a reference among future cities.