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The 10th World Congress “Cities in Transition” is brought to a close with the Metropolis General Assembly, which sets forth the association’s guidelines

The event, brought to a close on 26 November 2011 in Porto Alegre, presented various solutions for governance, urban planning, participatory democracy, innovation, the fight against climate change, sustainability, peri-urban agriculture and renewable energies, and set forth the new guidelines for Metropolis for the next three year

Metropolis World Congress Live Broadcast November 24 & 25

Dear member, partner, 

We are pleased to announce that the Smart+Connected Communities Institute (CISCO) will live broadcast the following sessions from the Metropolis World Congress "Cities in Transition" November 24 and 25 from Porto Alegre:

Opening Ceremony – 24 November / 12 am (CEST)

Plenary Session: Participatory Democracy and Citizenship Culture – 25 November / 9 am (GMT-2)

Urban Innovation Session - 25 November / 3pm (GMT-2)

Countdown to the Metropolis World Congress (Porto Alegre, 23-26 November 2011)

The countdown has begun to the Metropolis World Congress entitled “Cities in Transition”, which will take place in Porto Alegre between 23 and 26 November 2011!


Extension of early bird registration period for Metropolis World Congress

In response to requests from our members and partners, the early bird registration period for the 10th Metropolis World Congress in Porto Alegre has been extended to 30 September 2011. Register now to take advantage of promotional rates!

Register now for the Metropolis 10th World Congress in Porto Alegre

We give you four reasons to register for the Congress now:

•  If you register now you can take advantage of Early Bird rates valid through to 9 September 2011.

•  Attendance has already  been confirmed by big names such as Joan Clos, Executive Director of UN-Habitat, Antanas Mockus, former Mayor of Bogota, Kadir Topbas, Mayor of Istanbul and President of UCLG, and Geraldo Alckmin, Governor of São Paulo, among others.

•  The event has the support of collaborating institutions and businesses of major international projection, with which it will be possible to network during the Congress. 

•  The event will showcase the innovative public policies implemented by Porto Alegre, the capital of Participative Democracy.

UN-Habitat Executive Director Joan Clos to Speak at the 10th Metropolis Congress

The 10th Metropolis World Congress will feature the presence of the Executive Director of UN-Habitat, Joan Clos. UN-Habitat’s participation in the Congress represents a significant support and the chance to join efforts to tackle the new challenges that appear on local government agendas, such as housing, the environment, and governance and sustainability, among others.

For more information on ways to support the Congress, click here.

CISCO, the Worldwide Leader in Networking, to Sponsor Metropolis Congress

As part of the 10th Metropolis World Congress entitled “Cities in Transition”, CISCO has offered to take an active part in the discussion proposed for the event, collaborating in the sponsorship and making its technology available to the Congress. From its position as a leading firm in the communications network sector, CISCO will contribute its vision on the new challenges facing metropolises in terms of innovation and technology. This will provide a unique chance for participants and speakers to exchange opinions.


GDF SUEZ Global Energy, a major world player in the energy sector, becomes a sponsor of the 10th Metropolis Congress

GDF SUEZ Global Energy will take part in the 10th Metropolis World Congress as a sponsor, adding value to the discussions with its sector-based look at the sustainability of our cities. Participants in the “Cities in Transition” Congress will have the chance to see the most innovating designs in energy material that GDF SUEZ Global Energy offers. Its sector experience allows GDF SUEZ Global Energy to contribute flexible and efficient solutions for sustainable energy management in cities.


Great international support for upcoming Metropolis World Congress

The upcoming Metropolis World Congress has already garnered the support of institutions of major international importance such as UN-Habitat, the Frente Nacional de Prefeitos de Brasil (FNP), the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), and the International Telecommunications Union (ITU). This support for Metropolis translates into collaborations that enable enhanced understanding about the different realities of local and metropolitan governments, to devise cooperation networks and combine forces to tackle the construction of a sustainable future for our cities.


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