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AMF SG meets with mayor of Hamedan
22 Jun 2024
AMF SG has held talks with mayor of Iranian member city of Hamedan on upcoming projects and events. The meeting saw the signing of an agreement on Hamedan being the host of the 10th Meeting of AMF Executive Board by Hamidreza Gholamzadeh and Sayed Masoud Hosseini. A meeting of AMF Committee for Urban Tourism was […]
AMF, CISTC discuss coop. under InCity
22 Jun 2024
AMF SG and head of Iran’s Organization for International Cooperation in Science and Technology has explored furthering cooperation under AMF’s InCity. Following the MoU reached between AMF’s InCity and CISTC’s Connect, Mr. Hamidreza Gholamzadeh and AmirHossein Mirabadi discussed capacities and capabilities to boost international cooperation, particularly in Asian cities. The parties also examined collaboration on […]
AMF hosts photo exhibition on Shiraz attractions
22 Jun 2024
The opening ceremony of “Naghshe-e Behesht” photo exhibition dedicated to attractions of Iranian city of Shiraz was held at AMF this morning. Organized on the occasion of Week of Shiraz and attended by AMF SG Hamidreza Gholamzadeh, Shiraz Mayor Mohammadhassan Asadi as well as a number of ambassadors and representatives of international organizations, the exhibition […]
3rd Urban Cinema session held at AMF
22 Jun 2024
The 3rd Urban Cinema session has been held with a focus on challenges of cities’ development. Opened with screening “Urbanized” documentary by Garu Hustwit, the meeting discussed the film and the aspects it had addressed with professors from Shahid Beheshti University including, Sahar Nedaei Toosi, Mozaffar Sarrafian and Azadeh Lak. The event, attended by students […]
AMF, Metropolis discuss future projects
22 Jun 2024
AMF and Metropolis,World Association of Major Metropolises, have explored future cooperation.Attended by AMF SG Hamidreza Gholamzadeh and his Metropolis counterpart Jordi Vaquer, the online meeting discussed joint projects and events for the coming months. Metropolis is a cooperating partner of AMF.
Registration underway for 1st Asian Cities Innovation Challenges
22 Jun 2024
The 1st Asian Cities Innovation Challenge, is calling for entries. It is a unique opportunity for Asian cities to investigate urban challenges and find solutions for them with the participation of citizens, startups and city managers in a creative context. After registering the urban challenges, now it is thinkers and start-ups’ turn to take advantage […]
AMF meeting discusses smart city ranking in Asia
22 Jun 2024
Asian Mayors Forum and Tehran Municipality have hosted the first meeting of Asia Smart Cities Ranking.The hybrid event had prominent speakers in attendance, both from Iranian and foreign organizations, including AMF, Shahr Bank ICT, Fanap, CDPI, WeGo, UNESCO, AmirKabir University, TAfta, and U4SSC. The role of governments in smartification of cities, smart city ecosystems, importance […]
AMF to host hybrid meeting on smart city ranking
22 Jun 2024
AMF Committee for Smart and Innovative Cities presents:Hybrid meeting on “Asia Smart City Ranking”The first of a joint venture to evaluate and rank the Asian cities with regard to their developments in smartificationWith prominent speakers from related Iranian and foreign organizations, including: . Center for Progress and Development (IRI President Office) . WeGo . International […]
Risk board game competition held at AMF
22 Jun 2024
AMF has hosted the very 1st round of Risk strategic board game contest for the students. The competition was attended by a group of students as well as interns and AMF staff and was mentored by AMF SG Hamidreza Gholamzadeh. Risk is among the strategic games taught and played in universities across the world, engaging […]
AMF hosts joint event on Nowruz
22 Jun 2024
Tehran has hosted an event on Nowruz celebrations and rituals for the foreign ambassadors. Organized in cooperation with Asian Mayors Forum, ECO Cultural Institute and Abasabad Eco Park, “Nowruz Breeze” gathered dozens of foreign envoys and representatives of international organizations to celebrate the ancient Iranian tradition and heritage. An exhibition on handicrafts, Nowruz tables from […]
Public diplomacy workshop held at AMF
22 Jun 2024
AMF has hosted a workshop on public diplomacy. The workshop, chaired by AMF SG Hamidreza Gholamzadeh, was attending by interns and students of the major. Public diplomacy development, its approachs and concepts, states’ policies and case studies were among the topics of the meeting. Nation branding was also discussed as a main topic, exploring the […]
AMF Committee hosts technical webinar on earthquake
22 Jun 2024
AMF Committee for Livability and Urban Resilience has held a webinar on earthquake and smartification. Co-organized by Tehran Disaster Mitigation and Management Organization, technical meeting on “Role of Earthquake Early Warning Systems & Necessity of Intelligent in Effective Disaster Response” hosted several Iranian and fore experts and academics.Early warning systems in medical centers, scenario-based approach […]
AMF to host webinar on earthquake, smartification, response
22 Jun 2024
You are invited to join us in our webinar on “Role of Earthquake Early Warning Systems & Necessity of Intelligent in Effective Disaster Response”. The event is co-organized by AMF Committee for Resilient and Livable Cities and Tehran Disaster Management and Mitigation Organization, hosting speakers and lecturers from AMF member cities and international academia, including: […]
AMF discusses cooperation with newly-joined city of Behshahr
22 Jun 2024
A delegation from Asian Mayors Forum has held talks with mayor of northern Iranian city of Behshahr. AMF SG Executive Deputy Najmeh Khatami and its Director of Members Affairs Roya Leiliayon met with Behshahr Mayor Yaser Ahmadi. The meeting, taking place on the sidelines of the 3rd Flamingo Photography Festival in the city, discussed capacities […]
AMF SG addresses “My Zahedan” conference
22 Jun 2024
AMF SG has emphasized the role of urban diplomacy in sustainable development in today’s world. Speaking at “My Zahedan” Conference held on the occasion of the city’s national day, Hamidreza Gholamzadeh hailed the efforts of the city’s mayor and council in terms of improving its international relations, while stressing the importance of local culture and […]
AMF, OANA sign MoU on media cooperation
22 Jun 2024
AMF has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Organization of Asia Pacific News Agencies (OANA).The agreement was sealed in a meeting between AMF SG Hamidreza Gholamzadeh, OANA SG Zaman Rezakhani and CEO of Islamic Republic Agency (IRNA) Ali Naderi at OANA Secretariat at IRNA. Boosting cooperation in news industry through joint projects and events such […]
AMF hosts senior member of ISOCARP
22 Jun 2024
AMF Secretary General has hosted a senior member of the International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP). Mr. Hamidreza Gholamzadeh had an informal meeting with Mr. Ali Alraouf, elaborating on AMF capacities and future projects. Cooperation under the Forum’s new initiative InCity was also a topic in the meeting.
AMF, ECOCI discuss cooperation
22 Jun 2024
AMF SG has met with President of ECO Cultural Institute on expanding cooperation. Mr. Hamidreza Gholamzadeh and Mr. Saad S. Khan, explored the capacities of the two organizations for joint projects and events. Introducing the AMF’s new initiative “InCity” was also a topic of discussion in the meeting.
AMF announces 2024 capitals
22 Jun 2024
AMF has officially announced its capital cities of environment, tourism and culture in 2024.Shiraz (Iran), Ghobeiry (Lebanon) and Hamedan (Iran) were designated as Capitals of Environment, Culture and Tourism, respectively.The capitals were elected after examining the proposals received from member cities. The designation certificates were officially delivered to the cities.
AMF signs MoU with AIILSG
22 Jun 2024
AMF has signed a MoU with All India Institute of Local Self-Government (AIILSG), a leading organization in empowering the local urban bodies.