Cities Alliance Consultative Group Meetings

Cities Alliance Consultative Group meetings have been held as follows:

Year
Location
Focus
2013  Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso Managing Urban Growth: Key Challenges for Sound Public Policies
2012  Hanoi, Vietnam Vietnam Cities of Tomorrow - Actions Today
2011
 Maputo, Mozambique

Public Advisory Forum on Financing African Cities

2010
 Mexico City, Mexico

11th Public Policy Forum on Thinking Strategically About Africa.

2010
 Mumbai, India

Tenth Public Policy Forum focusing on India's Urban Policies.

2009
 Barcelona, Spain

Ninth Public Policy Forum on the Local Government Perspective of Development Aid Efficiency.

2007
 Manila, Philippines

Eighth Public Policy Forum on Leveraging Resources for Liveable Cities.  Announcement of Manila Declaration by the Philippine Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council.

2006
 Washington DC, United States

Seventh Public Policy Forum on Environment, Poverty and Development in an Urbanising World, Consultative Group approval of the 2007 work programme.

2005
 Marrakech, Morocco

Sixth Public Policy Forum on Morocco’s Cities Without Slums Programme, Consultative Group review of procedures for the second independent evaluation of the Cities Alliance, and approval of the 2006 work programme

2004
 eThekwini/Durban, South Africa

Fifth Public Policy Forum on Making City Development Strategies come Alive in South Africa, Consultative Group approval of new Policy Advisory Board members and the 2005 work programme.

2003
 São Paulo, Brazil

Fourth Public Policy Forum on Financing Strategies for Cities and the Urban Poor, Consultative Group approval of the 2004 work programme and procedures for developing country membership on the Consultative Group

2002
 Brussels, Belgium

Panel discussion at the European Commission on Achieving the Millennium Development Goal of Cities Without Slums, Consultative Group review of the independent evaluation of the Cities Alliance, and approval of the 2003 work programme.

2001
 Kolkata, India

Third Public Policy Forum on Sustainable Partnerships for City Development, Consultative Group review of procedures for the independent evaluation of the Cities Alliance, and approval of the 2002 work programme

2000
 Rome, Italy

Second Public Policy Forum on Local Partnerships: Moving to Scale, Consultative Group approval of amendments to the Cities Alliance Charter, approval of the 2001 work programme and procedures to establish the Policy Advisory Board and Steering Committee.

2000
 Montreal, Canada

First Public Policy Forum on the dimensions of pro-poor urban policies, Consultative Group review of application guidelines, and approval of Cities Alliance Vision statement.

1999
 Berlin, Germany

Inaugural meeting, launch of Cities Without Slums action plan, and approval of the Cities Alliance Charter and 2000 work programme