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From left to right: Mike Lake, Manuel Selgado, António Nóvoa, Ambassador Allan Katz signing membership agreement in Lisbon, October 2012.

In October 2012 Leading Cities led a trip to Lisbon, Portugal with a stop in the Azores. The trip focused on four main issues: Building the Waterfront City, Strategies for the Entrepreneurial City, Promoting the Innovative City and Engineering the Sustainable City. Delegates on the trip met with city and business leaders and had the opportunity to meet with special guests such as US Ambassador Allan Katz. The trip had several notable successes including a partnership agreement forged between MassPort and the Port of Lisbon and a signing ceremony with the Mayor and US Ambassador to welcome Lisbon in to the partnership.

Officials from MassPort and the Port of Lisbon sign a cooperation agreement

Officials from MassPort and the Port of Lisbon sign a cooperation agreement

 

 

Media Coverage:

  1. Boston and Lisbon: Putting the waterfront at the forefront
  2. Lisbon: Rise of the entrepreneurial spirit
  3. Epcot meets The Jetsons: Futuristic city underway in Portugal

For more information on the Lisbon exchange mission:

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