From rapid urbanization to the green shift

Are cities ready to walk the talk?

TV Studio 3
High-level panel - Auditorium
Tuesday, June 15, 2021
10:35 to 11:35

With a rapidly growing urban population, lower-income and middle-lower income countries requires key basic infrastructure including housing, transportation, energy systems, as well as social services. Large part of this infrastructure remains to be built, opening an opportunity to engage a debate on how this expansion will be designed, implemented and financed. Decisions taken in cities today will largely define the scope for moving towards more sustainable solutions.

Less-urbanized countries have an opportunity to leapfrog to urban infrastructure that is fit for a greener world. How can the strong ambition of sustainable urbanization be shared with local and national leaders from the global South?

Contact Session organiser

Please feel free to send an email to the following address

Frederic.Saliez@un.org

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Speakers

Moderator
Charles LANDRY
Author and international advisor on the future of cities
Author / Writer
Yvonne AKI-SAWYERR
Mayor of Freetown
Government of Sierra Leone
Syamphone SENGCHANDALA
Director General, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment
Laos
Maimunah MOHD SHARIF
Executive Director
UN-Habitat (United Nations Human Settlements Programme)
Grete FAREMO
Executive Director
United Nations Office for Project Services
Paa Kwesi ABAKAH BONNEY
EDD Young Leader, Ghana
KidCity Ghana
Ricardo RIO
Mayor of Braga, Portugal
City of Briaga