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Programme du Conseil d'administration. Barcelone. 4-8 Octobre 2010
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It has been a general consensus among cities and local governments worldwide that innovation leads a city towards development and helps to create a better life for its citizens. Urban innovation in an all-round manner can help a city in its attempts to address challenges arising in such fields as social-economic development, environmental protection and urban governance.
In accordance with the resolution of the Executive Bureau Meeting of UCLG held in Rabat, Morocco and with wide support from UCLG World Secretariat, and the World Association of the Major Metropolises – METROPOLIS; the city of Guangzhou proposed the establishment of the UCLG Community on Urban Innovation within the framework of UCLG. On 19th June 2014, at its Executive Bureau meeting in Liverpool, UCLG Executive Bureau approved the establishment of the UCLG community on Urban Innovation.

The METROPOLIS Vice-President, Mr. Michael Müller from Berlin City, will represent the association today during the first Habitat III PrepComm meeting in New York City. Mr. Müller’s speech can be followed live through the link: between 09:30 and 10:30 (NYC local time) and 15:30 - 16:30 CEST (Central European Summer Time).

During the 11th Metropolis World Congress in Hyderabad , there is a special series of exhibitions dedicated to the rich art, culture and people of the region. There would be glimpses of art and culture of Hyderabad, (Telangana region) in every aspect of the Metropolis World Congress but the Exhibition ‘Art @ Telangana’ would bring together the finest examples of Art from the region.  This exhibition is specially curated for the 11th Metropolis World Congress. Art @ Telangana – Soul for Urban Habitat, would bring together inspirational and emerging artists from the region, where art has been part of daily life for centuries. The sculptures, paintings and abstracts are woven in an interesting mosaic of human life, which would be exhibited throughout the 11th Metropolis World Congress venue in Hyderabad, HICC.

We welcome you to the  Art@Telanaga during October 2014!

Social Innovation with Digital Technology

The Indian School of Business (ISB) in association with GHMC, Government of Telangana and 11th Metropolis World Congress invites entries towards concept solutions using Social Innovation with Digital Technology.

It is called to be the first initiative in India involving people in better urban planning. Citizens aged between 18 and 35 years are called to participate in the event.

The shortlisted participants will be allowed to take part in 36-hour pre-Hackathon event Sep 26-27 at the Indian School of Business (ISB). They can come up with innovation in any of the 17 focus areas including public transportation, sanitation, roads, electricity, water supply, housing, parking management and women safety.

Microsoft is collaborating with Hyderabad Urban Hackathon by proving mentorship and technical support.

There are three stages, final being the Hackathon event to be conducted on 6th October, 2014 at HICC, Hyderabad.

  • Online submission stage
  • Pre-Hackathon event at ISB, Hyderabad Campus
  • Final Hackathon event

Register now! 

Check it now! Mark your calendar for one of the nine comprehensive Study Tours and Technical Visits developed by Urban India’s most emblematic City on October 10th the State of Telangana together with Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation will disclose 9 of their most relevant Urban ongoing  projects and programs.

Embark on a special Urban experience and take this unique opportunity to interact with Hyderabad´s decision makers and citizens. 

All you need to know about Hyderabad:

  • Hyderabad Metro Rail
  • Women Self Help Group
  • IT Corridor/Cyberabad
  • Heritage Conservation – Falaknuma Hotel
  • Outer Ring Road
  • Reclamination of Hussain Sagar Lake
  • Indian Green Building Council
  • EMRI – Emergency Services
  • Rs. 5 – Food Security

More info at:

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Megacity Think Tank Alliance (MeTTA) is an international alliance based in Seoul, and lead by the Seoul Institute. It aims at providing solutions to problems that megacities face and subsequently to improve the quality of life of their citizens.

The 1st MeTTA Forum titled “Megacity: Beyond Risk towards Safe City” will be held on 11th July 2014 at the Grand Conference Hall at Seoul City Hall. The event is organized jointly by the Seoul Institute and Seoul Metropolitan Government (member of METROPOLIS).

The Municipality of Tehran has host the National Conference on “Global City: The Role of Strategic Communication and City Diplomacy in Social Development”, in Tehran, 17-18 May 2014. The Municipality of Tehran, the Chief of Center for Public and International Relations Mr. Shahram Gilabadi together with the Tehran Urban Planning and Research Center(TUPRC) and its Deputy Head of Science and Technology Department, Mr. Ali Farhadi, invited METROPOLIS to take an active role in the conference.

Plus de 2 000 délégués en provenance de plus d’une centaine de villes du monde entier et des élus et des hauts fonctionnaires de plus d’une centaine de grandes métropoles indiennes sont attendus à Hyderabad pour le XIe Congrès mondial de Metropolis. Soyez-y vous aussi et inscrivez-vous dès maintenant !

A delegation of the AMVA (Metropolitan Area of the Aburrá Valley), ACI (Agency for Cooperation and Investment of Medellin and the Metropolitan Area and a representative of UN-Habitat visited yesterday the Metropolis Secretariat General in Barcelona. Their goal is to build a community to share best practices with other metropolitan areas that provide feasible solutions to improve the organization and management of metropolitan areas. Secretary General, Alain Le Saux, offered the delegation to join the activities of Metropolis so as to share the experiences of its member cities.


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