This unique gathering is an initiative of Brussels Capital Region, Eurocities, Metropolis and the OECD Champion mayors for Inclusive Growth.
The challenges facing cities today are vast. Climate change, migration, urban growth and inequality are putting the very fundamentals of urban life to the test. At the same time, cities are the drivers for the innovation needed for a greener and more inclusive future. The choices we make in the next few years will determine our future for decades to come – for our cities and beyond.
The Brussels Urban Summit will bring together three international city conferences: the 14th Metropolis World Congress, the annual conference of Eurocities and the sixth OECD Champion Mayors Summit for Inclusive Growth. It will gather over 300 cities worldwide and more than 1000 politicians, experts and representatives of civil society to exchange ideas and set the priorities for sustainable, affordable, and liveable cities going forward.
We know that for all our diversity, cities all over the world share common challenges. Offering a varied programme of plenary sessions, workshops, side events and site visits, BUS will be a forum for exchange and debate. The summit offers a unique opportunity to engage in a strategic global dialogue to help define our common urban future.