In 2011, Metropolis
initiated the project Metropolis Initiatives
with the aim of constructing a network of initiatives among metropolitan authorities and the individuals and groups with whom they work in order to foster joint projects in favour of urban sustainability, this being understood in environmental, economic, social and cultural terms.
At present, the eight Metropolis Initiatives 2012
are operating successfully and have joined the global movement I’m a City Changer
under the auspices of UN-Habitat
as projects that improve the quality of life in cities and for citizens.
The second call for submissions to Metropolis Initiatives 2013
will be open until 10 July, this year’s initiative being devoted to the spheres of sustainable transport and urban mobility, employment creation and economic development, promotion of rights and local democracy. Please submit your proposals!