VISION, MISSION AND PRINCIPLES

In our work together, Metropolis members and the secretariat team are united in our vision to create thriving, inclusive and sustainable metropolitan areas. Metropolis’ core values guide not only the work we do together but how we relate to one another in our journey to co-create better cities.

MISSION

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:

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

VISION

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

OBJECTIVES

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

  • Advance metropolitan interests
  • Improve the performance of metropolises

OUR CORE VALUES

In our work together, Metropolis members and the secretariat team are united in our vision to create thriving, inclusive and sustainable metropolitan areas. Metropolis’ core values guide not only the work we do together but how we relate to one another in our journey to co-create better cities.

Sharing

While every metropolitan area is
unique, their challenges and
opportunities are often quite similar.
Sharing solutions and knowledge
bolsters local leadership locally — and
fuels our collective spirit globally to
make Metropolis a force for positive change.

Learning

In times of rapid change and constant
disruption, metropolitan leaders must
stay ahead of emerging issues.
Metropolis is a hub for gathering and
disseminating the knowledge members
need to adapt and innovate.

Caring

Staff are responsive to members’
needs and attentive to their priorities.
As a result of the association’s work
and programming, members should
feel supported and empowered. 

Accountability

Metropolis members co-create the
association’s action plan every three
years; results are tracked quarterly
and financial reports are easily
available on our website. Members
can plainly see how their association
is managed and know that we are
accountable to each other as a community.
 

HOW WE WORK

At the Secretariat General we are committed to generating a positive impact on the
environment, social cohesion and gender equality

environment

social cohesion

gender equality