Annual Metropolis Meeting
| Subject: International Relations
The AMB takes responsibility for public space matters
The Annual Metropolis Meeting took place between the 27th and the 29th August in Johannesburg (South Africa) entitled "Inclusive metropolitan cities and city regions".
The Gauteng Provincial Government hosted the meeting of the global network of major cities and metropolitan areas, an association headquartered in Barcelona and co-presided by the AMB.
Berlin accepts the presidency
Alfred Bosch, vice-president of the Area for International Relations (AMB), was in the meeting as a representative for the metropolis of Barcelona. He took part in various activities: a political debate—together with mayors, presidents and elected representatives—about current challenges of metropolitan areas, a session about inclusive planning and urban management, as well as a round table about internationalisation strategies of metropolitan governments.
During the congress, Alfred Bosch met with Berlin's mayor and recent president of Metropolis, Michael Muller, to address AMB's priorities and the challenges that the AMB is facing within the global network of major cities.
In the Management Board meeting, it was established that the AMB, as co-president of Metropolis, is taking responsibility for public space matters. In this meeting, a project on comprehensive water control and management has been approved to adapt to the climate change. The AMB will work together with Bogota and Quito the next two years.
The Gauteng Provincial Government has celebrated together with its Metropolis partners an event to commemorate the first centenary of Nelson Mandela's birth in Alexandra city.