At the end of January 2019 the MULTIPLY consortium met for the first time to get to know each other and discuss how to support the uptake of integrated urban planning in European municipalities. Large part of the discussions concerned first important project activities, most importantly the organisation of the city competition to select forerunner and committed cities that will take part in the MULTIPLY peer-to-peer learning programme. We sharpened the definition of a forerunner and committed city and worked on related criteria and indicators. We also discussed how to organise the competition to reach the vastest possible group of potentially interested municipalities. Soon, you will see the results of these debates – the competition will be announced shortly!