Kumaresh Mishra: “Urban development is a fact”

By  | 2017

Kumaresh Mishra highlights in this interview the idea of urbanization as a tool for development. Looking beyond the challenges posed by increasing urbanization, the Deputy Secretary General for Habitat III focuses on the ample opportunities this process can offer for growth, economic development, prosperity. Therefore, the new challenge is dealing with urban issues. The solution, through Habitat III, is setting The New Urban Agenda to build inclusive, resilient, safe and sustainable cities.

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Kumaresh Misra is former Deputy Secretary General of Habitat III. Assist in organising the global Habitat III conference, held every twenty years, for the adoption of the New Urban Agenda mandated by the United Nations General Assembly in Quito Ecuador in October 2016 and its follow up to make cities and human settlements inclusive,safe,resilient and sustainable.