About Metropolis

Metropolis brings together big cities to share solutions that improve metropolitan quality of life. We exist to help make metropolises more liveable. In a world where soon one in three people will live in metropolises, this means fostering tangible improvements for millions of human lives.

At the 14th Metropolis World Congress, we will be elevating the voice of cities to the world stage. Our membership is global– with over 140 across Africa, Asia, Europe, North America and South America. By sharing this international expertise, we can make cities more liveable and prepare them for the future.

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Our press office helps journalists interested in Metropolis and the 14th Metropolis World Congress.

Marc Cinanni

Head of Communications
+34 659 717 019

Kaitlin Cockerham

Communications Officer
+34 669 972 916

Caitlin Law

Communications Officer
+34 603 545 039

World Metropolitan Day

Every 7 October, World Metropolitan Day commemorates the adoption of the Montreal Declaration on Metropolitan Areas by providing a global forum that brings together metropolises from all over the world to promote collective action to create resilience, advance social justice and develop better public services for all our urban spaces.


Delegates available for interview at the 14th Metropolitan World Congress

Please contact the Metropolis press office to arrange interviews with our delegates.

Adamá Sangaré

Maire du District de Bamako

Asmaa Rhlalou

Présidente de la Commune
de Rabat

Carolina Cosse

Intendenta de Montevideo

Claudia López

Alcaldesa de Bogotá
y presidenta de Metropolis

Daniel-Georges Courtois

Conseiller métropolitain
délégué aux Coopérations
et aux Relations territoriales,
Métropole du Grand Paris

Daniel Quintero Calle

Alcalde de Medellín

Mohammad Ramdhan Pomanto

Mayor, City of Makassar

Vincent N’cho

Vice Gouverneur,
District Autonome d’Abidjan

Cansel Çevikol Tuncer

Vice Mayor of Antalya
Metropolitan Municipality

Christina Suomi

Head of Spatial Planning
and Strategic Urban Planning,
City of Helsinki; Vice-President

Diana Rodríguez Franco

Secretary of Women’s Affairs,

Fabiana Goyeneche

Director of International
Relations, Municipality of Montevideo

Marta Suplicy

Municipal Secretary
of International Relations,
São Paulo

Carlos de Freitas

Executive Director, Global Fund
for Cities Development

Guangzhou Award

The Guangzhou International Award for Urban Innovation is co-sponsored by the City of Guangzhou, Metropolis and UCLG. It aims to recognize innovation in improving social, economic and environmental sustainability in cities and regions and, in so doing, to advance the prosperity and quality of life of their citizens.