What does it mean to be a “caring city”? Register and find out in Johannesburg beginning July 16, 2013!


The 2013 Metropolis Annual Meeting, scheduled to take place in Johannesburg from July 16 to 19, 2013, will explore the six key issues covered by the event’s theme, “Caring Cities,” at thematic sessions led by academic and urban experts, local and metropolitan leaders, and leading figures from international institutions, among others. 

[Click here to see the list of confirmed speakers.]

The six key issues to be addressed are:

• Hungry Citizens: Cities and Food Resilience

• Smart/Agile Cities in Developing Countries

• The Power of the Informal Economy

• Resource Resilience

• Engaged Citizens

• Social Cohesion in a “Caring City”

[Click here to see the program for the next Metropolis Annual Meeting.]

Caring cities are cities that strive to offer a high quality of life, are guided by values such as humanism and sharing, provide comfort and dignity to all their citizens, and deliver solutions that meet their citizens’ needs.

Together, we can define a committed urban agenda and make it easier to build increasingly caring cities. Register today!

We’ll see you in Johannesburg!


Source: Metropolis