According to reliable prognoses the new century will be a century of massive urbanization and immense city agglomeration - especially in developing countries.
What are the future prospects for megacities in the context of global development efforts?If the connection between urbanization and economic growth ist right and thus the tendency of megacities to grow continues, then how can the problems be sustainably solved? Are there approaches for generalizable solutions to these problems?
To discuss these questions with renowned expertes (e.g. Saskia Sassen/Chicago; Klaus Toepfer/UNEP Nairobi) ist the central aim of the international conference.
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