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Urban Development

What City Leaders Need to Know as Their Countries Rapidly Urbanize

Developing countries are urbanizing fast. To meet the challenges, city leaders must move quickly to plan, connect, and finance resilient and sustainable growth. This report provides an urban development framework based on those three dimensions.


Stéphane Hallegatte

Senior Economist

Climate Change

Turn Down the Heat Report Series

The Turn Down the Heat series examines the effects of temperatures up to 4 degrees Celsius warmer, particularly on six regions: Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, South East Asia, the Middle East and North Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Eastern Europe and Central Asia.