Mélanie Duparc is the Secretary General of the World Union of Olympic Cities. In 2014, Mélanie launched a new initiative dedicated to all cities interested in using sport as a tool for urban development. This initiative consists of an annual event called the Smart Cities & Sport Summit. In order to increase the exchanges between the cities and the international sport world, an online platform called the Smart Cities & Sport platform is available where Mélanie publishes articles on important topics for cities such as sports facilities, event hosting, health, social integration through sport and sustainable development. Through this platform, Mélanie Duparc has given cities the possibility of exchanging knowledge and best practices in order to better connect sport and cities.
Mélanie Duparc is also member of the IOC Sustainability and Legacy Commission.