Currently, Metropolis has 141 members worldwide. Any public authority with territorial jurisdiction or any institution or body that represents a metropolis may become a member of the association, whatever its local government system.
Recognizing the sheer variety of institutional and demographic situations, a ‘metropolis’ is understood in our statutes to be a geographic entity that consists of contiguous urban areas and plays a predominant role in the State in which it is located. Our rules of procedure specify that eligible urban areas must have a population of at least one million inhabitants.
Metropolises for and by their citizens, where participatory and effective metropolitan governance fosters economic development, sustainability, social cohesion, gender equality and quality of life.
“In recent decades we have witnessed the continuous expansion of urban agglomerations. The impact of cities is felt beyond their own boundaries, and the resilience of metropolitan spaces and their inhabitants is often tested by natural or man-made threats and hazards. Today, the COVID-19 pandemic confronts us more than ever with challenges and contradictions that exacerbate existing tensions and inequalities. Yet, the pandemic also offers us an unmissable opportunity o rethink our cities and metropolitan spaces. Let us join forces to build metropolitan communities that are green, inclusive, prosperous, resilient, and safe.”
FROM A CALL TO RETHINK OUR METROPOLITAN SPACES BY THE METROPOLIS PRESIDENCY AND CO-PRESIDENCIES
To advance metropolitan interests and improve the performance of metropolises in accordance with the New Urban Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals.
• Cities for Global Health.
• Emergency Governance Initiative.
• Metropolis City Managers.
• Metropolis Learning and Training.
• Metropolis Observatory.
• Metropolis Pilot Projects.
• Urban Sustainability Exchange (USE) Platform.
Phone: +34 93 342 94 60
Secretary General: Jordi Vaquer