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Cities in the future : How to prepare for urban challenges

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Frame of Image modate 55% of the global population while producing over 70% of the global GDP; • The global urban population is expected to increase up to 2.5 billion by 2050, with urbanization rate of 66%, and 90% of the increase will take place in Asia and Africa; • The mega-cities tripled since 1990, expected to increase up to 41 by 2030, and over 2/3 of them will be in Asia; they’ll account for 2/3 of all global economic activities and 85% of its population (R. Florida) • Current urbanization patterns are largely unsustainable; socially, economically and environmentally, thus requiring “Reset.” (The Great Reset, R. Florida) • Urban problems will be worsened unless world-wide efforts are made promptly and in concerted manner to deal with the rapid urbanization and increasing number of mega-cities worldwide (Triumph of the City, Nathan Glaser)
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I-2. Current Urban Issues
• • • • • • • • Informal economy and unplanned development Lack of basic services, and traffic congestion Inadequate supply of energy and other resources Informal dwellings, squatters and slums Poor management of natural hazards Urban poverty, poor education and crime Environmental degradation and pollution Poor governance and inadequate public finance
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I-3. Differences in Key Issues by Regions
• Global issues:
- Climate change - Economic development and - Provision of basic services (infrastructure and welfare)
• Different issues by the continent (cf. WEF):
- Inadequacy in urban planning (Asia) - Migration and socio-eco


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Title Cities in the future
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How to prepare for urban challenges

Material Type Proceedings
Author(English)

Kim, Jeongho

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Sejong, South Korea:KDI School of Public Policy and Management

Date 2016-11
Event

2016 Global Development Learning Network (GDLN) Blended Learning Program

Pages 33
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
File Type Documents
Original Format pptx
Subject Territorial Development < National Land Development
Holding KDI School of Public Policy and Management
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