This 7th Urbanization and Poverty Reduction Research Conference brings together academics and development practitioners to present and discuss questions relating to climate change and sustainable cities.
This theme is of increasing importance to academics and policy makers alike, with climate change presenting cities with both new challenges and opportunities for improving their livability and productivity. If well-managed, cities offer both adaptation and mitigation benefits—as well as sustainable development opportunities—that other types of human settlement cannot. If poorly managed, the downsides of density may exacerbate strained citizen livelihoods and exacerbate emissions.
Sustainable cities are thus a core part of the long-term shift to a resource- and carbon-efficient development trajectory. An environmentally sustainable and inclusive approach to urbanization is necessary to put economies on track towards green growth and poverty reduction.
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