- Monday, 04/08/2014
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!
- Thursday, 31/07/2014
Photo source: Brown University
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.
- Monday, 28/07/2014
- Wednesday, 23/07/2014
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.