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The proceedings from the conference were published in April 2009 and can be found at:
The conference was the fifth in a series of conferences organised by the OECD to examine the challenges faced by large cities concerned with improving their economic competitiveness while providing the social and environmental conditions that are also necessary in order to retain and attract skills and investment:
Venue and participants
This high-level event was held at the Palazzo Clerici in Milan, Italy, and brought together ministers, mayors, and regional leaders as well as eminent personalities from the Club of Madrid (former Head of States and governments), high-level representatives from international organisations, major local government networks and prominent experts.
The conference provided a key opportunity to further the ongoing work of the OECD Working Party on Territorial Policy in Urban Areas (WPUA) and Territorial Development Policy Committee (TDPC) on identifying effective policy strategies for metropolitan areas.
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