Poland’s Katowice in bid to host 2022 World Urban Forum
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The southern Polish city of Katowice will be bidding to host the 11th World Urban Forum, a major global conference on urban development in 2022, a government minister has said.
Jerzy Kwieciński. Photo: KPRM (Public Domain)
While making the announcement on Tuesday, Investment and Development Minister Jerzy Kwieciński said Katowice was a strong Polish candidate selected by the government from a list of four cities, over Warsaw, Łódź and Poznań.
He added that Katowice combined an industrial tradition with post-industrial architecture and strong aspirations to be a dynamic centre of culture and business.
The World Urban Forum is a major United Nations conference on cities that is held every two years.
The deadline for submitting host city bids for the 11th World Urban Forum is mid-January. The UN is expected to announce the host city in April.
The 10th World Urban Forum will take place in 2020 in Abu Dhabi.