METREX Lombardia Spring Conference
6-8 May 2015

Hosted by the Regione Lombardia and held at the Piazza Citta' di Lombardia in Milano. Theme - Feeding the planet - Energy for Life - Milano Expo 2015. METREX Day themes - METREX Expo exemplars and the Urban Game.

The METREX day opened with a panel discussion between the long established German Metropolregions and the newly established (from January 2014) Italian Citta Metropolitana. The discussion centred on comparative governance structures, responsibilities and powers.

The METREX day continued with sessions on Planning Europe at the European, Macro Region, National, and polycentric Clusters and Corridors and Metropolitan levels.

The day concluded with a participative session of the innovative Urban Game, devised and facilitated by colleagues from Stockholm County Council.

The Lombardia Day explored the Expo 2015 and its legacy and considered other regeneration and renewal exemplars from Berlin, Aix-Marseille - Provence and London. It included a Study Visit to the Expo.

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