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World Cities Report 2020

The Value of Sustainable Urbanization

  • Author: UN-HABITAT
  • Publication date: October 2020
  • Page count: 416
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 21.III.Q.1

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ISBN: 9789211328721
ISBN: 9789210054386

About the product

In a rapidly urbanizing and globalized world, cities have been the epicentres of COVID-19 (coronavirus). The virus has spread to virtually all parts of the world; first, among globally connected cities, then through community transmission and from the city to the countryside. This report shows that the intrinsic value of sustainable urbanization can and should be harnessed for the wellbeing of all. It provides evidence and policy analysis of the value of urbanization from economic, social and environmental perspectives. It also explores the role of innovation and technology, local governments, targeted investments and the effective implementation of the New Urban Agenda in fostering the value of sustainable urbanization.