Political lobbying and public relations
The City of Zurich is committed to urban policy on a national and cantonal level. As the largest city in Switzerland and as the centre and showcase for the largest economic area in Switzerland, the City of Zurich plays a special role at the national and cantonal level. Its intention is to boost further development of the political landscape. The influence of cities on national politics is still inadequate despite the “city clause” in the Swiss Federal Constitution covering their special interests. In order to improve this situation, the City of Zurich is involved in various institutions and committees at the national level and actively supports Swiss Federal government projects that are relevant to the City.