From 14th to 16th June, Ifema Madrid held the fifth edition of the Madrid Cities Forum. The three-day event is part of the fourth Sustainable Environmental Solutions Forum (FSMS 2022) and hosted 50 round tables and the participation of more than 260 speakers, organised around the need to make progress in urban planning, the naturalisation of cities, the circular economy and the need to think about livable cities to inhabit.
Among those present were the secretary general of the Spanish Federation of Municipalities and Provinces, FEMP, Carlos Casares; the head of the UN-Habitat office in Spain, Carmen Sánchez-Miranda; and the director of CEMAS, Vicente Domingo.
“It is necessary for cities to face significant challenges by turning them into opportunities to improve in aspects such as the fight against climate change, coexistence and inclusion, resilience, the leading role of citizenship and new responses to the demands of those who inhabit urban environments,” said Carlos Casares, secretary general of the Spanish Federation of Municipalities and Provinces, FEMP, at the inauguration.
Vicente Domingo also stressed the importance of “valuing and acting on sustainability, coherence and food safety in every area of every neighbourhood”.