Today’s urban population of about 3.5 billion people is projected to reach 5 billion by 2030, with two-thirds of the global population living in cities. City leaders must move quickly to plan for growth and provide the basic services, infrastructure, and affordable housing their expanding populations need.
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June 18, 2014 — City planners who led the revitalization of a Washington, D.C., waterfront shared their experiences and lessons learned from engaging the private sector for transformative development.Read More »
May 15, 2014 — Asian cities are acutely aware of the need to manage climate risk. Information and advice about climate-smart capital investment planning were in high demand at a City Creditworthiness Academy workshop held in Seoul.Read More »
May 12, 2014 — Practitioners from 18 cities in 15 countries met in Seoul for a MetroLab event to discuss urban transformations, metropolitan transport, land use, and e-government and learn from the Korean development experience.Read More »
The World Bank's Urbanization Reviews offer a framework for city leaders to make tough decisions on development by providing diagnostic tools to identify policy distortions and analyze investment priorities.