Medcities holds a seminar on strategic urban projects in the Mediterranean

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A training seminar and debate on strategic urban planning and implementation of strategic projects in the context of public-private collaboration and citizen participation was held on 15 and 16 June in Tripoli (Lebanon).

The working sessions included a lively debate on urban development strategies and presentations of strategic projects implemented in partnership with local stakeholders. The seminar was attended by 15 international participants, mainly representatives from cities, and around 100 local participants from the Lebanon, among whom were members from Lebanese municipalities and other institutions, private stakeholders and representatives from civil society.

Organised by Medcities and its regional branch in the Mashriq, the AlFayhaa Knowledge Transfer Centre (KTC), the seminar received support from the CoMu-GIZ programme, the Centre for Mediterranean Integration (CMI) and the World Bank.

This seminar forms part of a set of activities that aim to strengthen Medcities' Knowledge Transfer Centres for disseminating strategic urban planning in the Mediterranean region. This initiative has received funding from the AMB (Àrea Metropolitana de Barcelona, the Barcelona City Council and the CMI.

The AMB holds the Medcities' Secretariat –the network of Mediterranean cities working in the field of sustainable urban development.