the dates 20-22 November

Rolling plenary

Our conference this year features a new form of debate: the rolling plenary. In a series of 30 minute sessions on Thursday morning, we will feature mayors leading their city’s transformation, in debate with experts and civil society.


• Renewing the city

focus on how to make cities today great places to live, work and play – in a sustainable way


• A changing society

focus on managing a changing political environment and empowering citizens in making decisions about their communities


• Our digital future

focus on the way digital is changing our city, the workplace, the facilities we use. Cities are facing the challenge of providing faster and better services, guaranteeing digital access and protecting personal rights


• Tourists everywhere

focus on the challenges of over-tourism in cities with cultural heritage