Metropolis policy has been on the agenda since 2007. The primary themes of the policy are land use, housing and transport, the international competitiveness of the region, immigration and social cohesion. MDI assessed the need to develop the policy further. The core of the assessment was targeted towards the policy approach that has been applauded for its pragmatism and forfocusing on essential questions. The challenges here lay in strengthening the actors and further developing the regionally differentiated policies. The work was finalised in February 2015.