Hyderabad to host the 11th World Metropolis Congress, First in India4 years ago Neeha Jayaram
“The Equity in Development of India Cities would largely rely on the resources allocation and ingenuity of Urban Poor. This would lead to the most sustainable urban development models for the global cities to follow.” – Somesh Kumar, Director METROPOLIS World Congress, Hyderabad 2014
Hyderabad is gearing up to host the 11th World Metropolis Congress (WMC) from 6th Oct to 10th Oct , 2014. The 5 day event will be hosted at the Hyderabad International Convention Centre (HICC). With the theme “cities for all”, the event is expected to attract more than 2000 delegates including mayors, city stakeholders, decision makers, practitioners from leadership to academics to women & youth groups.
The event is packed with debates and talks from key representatives of Metropolis, prominent industry experts and decision makers. Along with this is the 5th Metropolis awards, Technical Visits & urban hackathon is also part of the program.
METROPOLIS : a network of knowledge exchange at the global level to facilitate actions to the local level
Metropolis, since its inception in 1984, has always focused its efforts on cities all around the globe. With its network of knowledge, partnerships and promotions, cities have been able to benefit and capitalise from this.
In India, population in Urban cities has been increasing over the decades. According to United Nations, over six billion inhabitants would live in urban areas by the year 2050. One of the biggest challenges with the unparalleled urban growth would be managing of the growth, population and balancing social equity in the cities. This would require city leaders and stakeholders to adopt “inclusive, innovative and integrated solutions”.
With this event, Metropolis plans to bring to Indian cities sustainable urban development and focus on social Inclusion, governance, partnerships and challenges of cities from developing regions. The sub themes for the event are :
- Urban Equity – (must focus on) Urban Poor and Social Inclusion
- Governance – (is about) Citizen Participation and Engagements
- Urban Financing – (must redefine through) Local Finance
- Urban India – (the largest) Democracy at Work
For more details on the programs, click here
Date : 6th October to 10th October
Venue : Hyderabad International Convention Centre (HICC)