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  • Register now for the 11th METROPOLIS World Congress for free as courtesy of the State of Telanagana

    10 reasons to join more than 2000 world leaders and experts in Hyderabad (October 7-10, 2014)

    1. Engage high-level government leaders, city officials, international organisations, academia, NGOs, solutions and service providers, policy makers, industry partners and global experts.

    2. Witness key political messages and declarations from the community of mayors worldwide

    3. Exchange and learn from outstanding national and international national keynote speakers

    4. Participate on the renewal of METROPOLIS organization’s governing bodies as member

    5. Take part in the approval of the 2015-2017 Metropolis Action Plan

    6. Experience diverse good practices coming from the ground of member cities

    7. Discover Hyderabad a vibrant and fascinating metropolis where heritage and hi tech coexist

    8. Live the city: more than 8 technical visits that will take you to the most trending urban projects in town

    9. Find out about the best urban practices worldwide with the triennial Awards

    10. Join the celebration of METROPOLIS' 30th Anniversary!

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    UN Habitat, United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) and LSE Cities at the London School of Economics invite you to contribute to a study on ‘Governing Urban Futures’ by taking part in a short [20 min] online survey that will cover the following thematic areas: Political power, budget & financing, multi-level governance, participation & accountability, continuity & strategic planning.

  • Following the recommendation of the Secretary-General, after consultation with Member States, the General Assembly re-elected Joan Clos as Executive Director of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) for a term beginning on 18 October 2014 and ending on 31 December 2017.

  • The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) adopted by UN member states in 2000 have successfully focused world attention and action on ending extreme poverty in all its forms. The fifteen-year MDG period will be completed at the end of 2015.

    Urbanization will be the defining trend over the next several decades. Cities are home to extreme deprivation and environmental degradation with one billion people living in slums. At the same time, roughly 75% of global economic activity is urban, and as the urban population grows, so will the urban share of global GDP and investments.



Sunday, August 24th

  1. [MITI] Urban Management
    • Start date: Sunday, August 24th
    • Where: 58, Nambusunhwan-ro 340-gil, Seoul, South Korea
    • Workshop hosted by the Seoul Human Resource Development Center.
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Friday, August 29th

  1. 6th Global Forum United Nations Alliance Of Civilizations UNAOCC
    • Start date: Friday, August 29th
    • Where: Bali

Sunday, August 31st

  1. "Asian Cities and Common Challenges": Asian Mayors Forum Commission 2: Training Workshops
    • Start date: Sunday, August 31st
    • Where: Tehran and Qazvin

Wednesday, September 3rd

  1. UCLG ASPAC Congress
    • Start date: Wednesday, September 3rd
    • Where: Taipei

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