At the occassion of the UCLG world congress, Local Government Associations (LGA) from all around the world gathered for a LGA Forum. This years' edition discussed how LGAs are responding to global crises, including COVID-19, the climate emergency and social-economic inequalities, and what there is to learn from each other in this regard. The Forum was organized by GAOK (Korea) and VNG (The Netherlands). Metropolis, CUF (France), SALGA (South Africa), FCM (Canada), FSLGA (Sri Lanka), CLAIR (Japan), FEMP (Spain) and UMT (Turkey) participated as co-organisers.
The first UCLG Massive and Open Online Course (MOOC), based on the 17 Live Learning Experiences (LLE) #BeyondTheOutbreak is now available on the new online platform #LearningWithUclg through this link
Currently, the management of local policies and the exercising of their competences by local governments implies the need to generate bonds with international actors and their insertion in that sphere. Additionally, international agendas define scenarios where an act of representation, visibility, and influence must be put into practice, taking into account the effects and challenges presented by the decisions made to these instances on the local sphere.
Metropolis co-organized the Urban Thinker Campus: Megacities’ post-covid planning in collaboration with the World Urban Campaign, the MTPA (Metropolitan and Territorial Planning Agencies), the FNAU (French Network of Urban Planning Agencies),
The COVID-19 outbreak is pushing cities of all shapes to give immediate answers to a global crisis that is threatening not only citizens’ health but the social cohesion, the economy and the infrastructures of our territories.
Between the 19th and the 20th of September, Metropolis' new pilot project, “Tactical Urbanism”, kicked off in the City of Barcelona.
The World Metropolitan Day campaign calls on local and regional authorities across the world to organize an event on October 7th to bring together the representatives of the different levels of government that operate in the same metropolitan area, and promote open discussions about the pressing issues that they face together, as part of a metropolitan community.
8th edition of the Smart City Expo World Congress reaffirms the links between metropolitan governance and the creation of more liveable and equitable smart cities
On 25 June Metropolis organizes a launch session of the Issue Paper number IV “Engendering metropolitan spaces in the context of Global Agendas” with the support of Brussels Capital Region.