Crowd, a Creative Commons Attribution (2.0) image from Simon Abrams’ photostream

What is an inclusive city? How do we achieve “the City that does not exclude”? You’re invited to join online in a global debate on the concept of the “inclusive city.” The ideas and recommendations garnered from this discussion will feed a Citizen Call for Action to be presented during the Cities for Life Global Summit for Inclusive, Smart and Resilient Cities. The summit will take place on November 21st and 22nd at Paris City Hall. It’s being hosted by the Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, and the Mayor of Medellin, Federico Gutierrez.


Conversation, a Creative Commons Attribution (2.0) image from Valery Kenski’s photostream

The summit will include more than 500 local leaders, corporations and experts from all over the world. It will be the first international meeting of cities under the aegis of the UN, OECD, Rockefeller and Ford Foundations to work on concrete initiatives to promote inclusive growth and social innovation. It seeks to find ways to ensure that inequalities do not continue to widen, but instead, development in cities becomes more harmonious, ecological and inclusive.

Your participation in the debate will bring diversity to the conversation and contribute to the solutions needed to promote inclusive growth and social innovation.

To join in, you’ll need to create a user account at the online platform Assembl, developed by bluenove. You can choose your language preference in the upper right corner of the website.