By 2050, about two-thirds of the global population will be living in cities, mainly in Asia and Africa. If managed well, compact, resilient, inclusive, and resource-efficient cities could become key drivers toward global sustainability. If managed poorly, sprawling urban areas will exacerbate climate change, land degradation, and air and water pollution. City networks, technology providers, businesses, and international financing institutions, have joined forces to help cities harness innovative planning tools, financing opportunities, and best practices for promoting sustainable urban growth. The round table will engage ministers, mayors, private sector leaders, and heads of city networks in discussing how cities can deliver the promise of sustainable urban growth.
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