General Assembly of Medcites
19 new cities belong to the network
Medcites is in the process of acquiring legal status, which will be a step forward on its capacity for implementation projects. Medcites' General Assembly, held in Barcelona last November 22th with the presence of its 27 members, welcomed also19 new cities wich have joined the network. This large representation has been possible thanks to the job done by the USUDS antennas in the Magreb (Sfax – Tunisia) and in the Middle East (Urban Community of Al Fayhaa – Lebanon). The members of the network agreed to formally become an association, wich allows Medcites to develop and implement sustainable projects. Its new president, the mayor of Tétouan Mohamed Idaomar, emphasised that: "the effort to take care of the coast and the marine environment, since the Mediterranean Sea is the common link among all the cities of the network". This reflects Medcites' vocation as a powerful entity of projects aimed to the sustainable development of its cities. Another important aspect is the opening to new spheres such as: working with the Medinas and slums, urban economy, youth employment, social inclusion, informal activities, tourism, craftsmanship, energy, sustainability, innovation, TICs, climate change and floods and those large urban "tertiary" or "quaternary" projects. We wish to all cities member of the network a Happy 2014 full of plans and illusions.