More than 140 mayors were gathered this week for the XII Metropolis World Congress that took place from June 19th-22nd at Palais des congrès. Metropolis is a world association that gathers the governments of the large urban agglomerations worldwide in order to share best practices and mobilize on a wide range of local and global issues. A number of issues were discussed during the congress, including climate change, governance and citizen participation.
“We are arriving at a time when we are increasingly realizing the importance of the social leadership of cities that are able to move agendas and promote social and economic development because cities are directly in contact with citizens.”Monique Leroux, Chair of the Board of Directors of the 12th Metropolis Conference.
Of course, Contact MTL was present at Metropolis to recruit new Greater Montréal ambassadors!