By the end of this century, almost 9 billion people are projected to live in cities, representing 85% of the global population.
All across the world, large cities attract people because they are motors of growth with enormous potential for job creation and innovation. They are also the hubs in global trade and transport networks. The current wave of urbanisation presents both risks and opportunities. This requires strategies that help cities deliver quality public services and education, link people to jobs through accessible transport, and facilitate and sustain an affordable housing supply.
This high-level side event brought together high-level city government officials and experts from across OECD and non-OECD countries to discuss how different levels of government can work effectively together to achieve green growth and sustainable urban development.
This side event presented:
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