The International Network of Michelin Cities was launched in 2014 by Olivier Bianchi, Mayor of Clermont-Ferrand and President of Clermont Auvergne Métropole. The aim of this network is to develop public and private partnerships between around fifty cities all over the world sharing the common feature of being home to a Michelin production or research center, as well as their partner cities.
This project is a powerful driver for innovation in public policy. It addresses the issues of internationalization and attractiveness of the territories. It signals the dawn of a new kind of cooperation between cities, and is completely in line with 21st century concerns, such as those of COP21 and the Habitat 3 conference.
To date, about forty cities in Europe, Asia, America and Africa have expressed an interest in joining this network.