The developing World is undergoing rapid urbanization and much of it is due to urbanization of poverty. In order to prepare the city to face challenges of education and environment and mayors to strategize to tailor Millennium Development Goals in to local goals, a three day seminar was organized by the c-hed along with the All India Institute of Local Self Government (AIILSG), world-mayors-conferancein association with Kochi Municipal Corporation, Kerala Institute of Local Administration (KILA) and the Government of Kerala. The conference allowed Mayors, Deputy Mayors, urban thinkers and urban key practitioners to get together and exchange initiatives, lessons and ways to achieve success. It also served as a platform for advocacy of city-centric issues.