Bogotá will preside over the World Association of Large Metropolises (metropolis®) in an alternating manner with the city Guangzhou in China, who will preside over the organization from 2021 to 2022 and Bogotá, headed by Mayor Claudia López, will lead from June 2022 to December 2023 .
metropolis® is a network with 35 years of experience in the interconnection of metropolises, helping to find collective answers to the common problems faced by the great cities of the world as to improve their metropolitan governance.
With this appointment, Mayor Claudia López becomes the first Latin American woman to be president of metropolis®. Upon her appointment, the mayor said, "We are very committed to the metropolis® agenda. We will work for a green post-Covid agenda that prioritizes environmental sustainability and reinforces the commitment to mitigation and adaptation to climate change. "
"As a global association, in Metropolis, it is our responsibility to inspire and engage our members to build more inclusive, sustainable and participatory cities" said Mayor @ClaudiaLopez about the role of @metropolis_org in the international agenda. pic.twitter.com/HcbuPwJllc
— Relaciones Internacionales Bogotá (@BogotaInter_nal) November 30, 2020