Romy Alamo, Deputy Maire of Renca, Brussels Urban Summit 2023
Brussels Urban Summit from 12 to 15 June 2023.
This unique gathering is an initiative of Brussels Capital Region, Eurocities, Metropolis and the OECD Champion Mayors for Inclusive Growth Initiative.
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 (BUS) brought together three international city conferences: the 14th Metropolis World Congress, the Eurocities Annual Conference and the sixth OECD Champion Mayors Summit for Inclusive Growth Initiative. 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 was a forum for exchange and debate. The summit offered a unique opportunity to engage in a strategic global dialogue to help define our common urban future.