「世界大都會協會」成立於1985年，會員皆為擁有100萬以上人口之大都市，目前有137個會員城市，宗旨為提供會員城市一相互學習、開發革新、改革治理及相關技術與經驗分享之國際交流平台，係一以城市及地方政府為成員主體之國際組織，亦屬「城市與地方政府聯合會」（United Cities and Local Governments, UCLG）8大分會（亞太、非洲、歐亞、歐洲、中東及西亞、拉丁美洲、北美洲及大都會）之一，為本市參與之重要國際組織。
Created in 1985, the World Association of the Major Metropolises (Metropolis) currently represents the authorities of 137 great cities and metropolitan areas with a population of at least 1 million inhabitants in Africa, the Americas & the Caribbean, Asia & the Pacific, and Europe. Metropolis also manages the metropolitan section of the United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG). It is a global network of major cities and metropolitan areas to serve as the hub and platform for metropolises to connect, share experiences, and mobilize on a wide range of local and global issues, in addition to being the focal point of worldwide experience and expertise on metropolitan governance. Metropolis is one of the important global networks which Taichung City Government has been getting involved actively.
Member since: 2008