In the run-up to the conference in Quito a series of preparatory thematic meetings has been planned throughout 2015 and 2016. Between the 20th of October and the 6th of November in Cuenca (Ecuador) a thematic meeting takes place on the challenges and opportunities of “secondary” or intermediate cities. It focuses on their position in the rapidly urbanising world, and how their struggles differ from those of metropolitan cities.
Through an online platform, contributions can be made which will tap into discussions. Please refer to this website to enter into dialogue through the online platform.