HYDERABAD : The 11th Metropolis World Conference-2014, to be held in Hyderabad from October 7 to 10 with a theme on ‘Cities for All’, will be a great platform to deliberate and exchange ideas on various urban-related issues of different cities across the world, Metropolis Secretary General Alain Le Saux said.
Good practices that are being implemented by world and Indian cities such as civic infrastructure, housing, job creation, water supply, sanitation and other urban issues would be discussed under one umbrella and replicated by different cities. It provides an environment of learning, engaging and economic exchange for the prosperity of global cities, he said.
Speaking to reporters at the GHMC head office, Saux along with Metropolis Country Director, India, Sunil Dubey and GHMC Special Commissioner Babu Ahmed, said that a team is in the city to discuss preparatory arrangements being made for the forthcoming conference.
The cities for all will provide an opportunity for organisations, urban institutions, companies and multilateral agencies to engage during the world congress and present their key urban credentials.
Delegates from as many as 100 international cities and 150 cities from India would be participating in the Metropolis conference.
Sunil Dubey said that they are pleased with the arrangements made by the State government for the Metropolis.
“No city in the world is perfect. They have issues and challenges, the Metropolis will be a great platform to discuss various issues and exchange good practices,” he added.
Over 70 international speakers including Mayors who are experts in urban fields will speak during the technical sessions, he said.
Babu said that 566 delegates have registered their names, including 162 international delegates from 33 countries.