My 2 takeaways from the World Urban Forum are that there’s enough money to fund projects, and we need to implement global agendas.
If the tourism industry becomes truly sustainable, Georgian youth will have a reason to stay in their regions, or even return to them from Tbilisi.
We must be fully aware that extreme weather events will become more frequent and severe to prepare better for their impacts.
Environmentally friendly urban development should benefit all citizens.
Relative improvements on basic indicators of decent urban living conditions have been eaten up by the absolute population growth in Asian cities.
It’s time to improve this traditional format, which for better or worse still persists throughout most international development organizations.
Asian cities have a long way to go in making their street and transport systems barrier-free to invite all people to participate in urban life.
Tokyo, Seoul or Singapore illustrate how inclusive urban development, despite high cost of living, can make a city livable.