Shaping the Future through an Asia-Pacific Partnership for Urbanization and Sustainable City Development

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Shaping the Future through an Asia-Pacific Partnership for Urbanization and Sustainable City Development

Publication Number

APEC#214-SE-01.22

Published Date

November 2014

Type of Publication

Reports

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APEC Secretariat, APEC Policy Support Unit

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Pages

77

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Description

This study presents arguments and a rationale for APEC member economies to engage in an Asia-Pacific partnership to shape the future of urbanization and sustainable city development. It discusses the challenges, policies, issues, and changes facing the development and management of cities. Drawing on research on five cities and four urban corridors, the study outlines important lessons from the ways cities are addressing urbanization and sustainable development issues. It discusses the role of innovation in identifying solutions to address the problems of cities. The study also outlines a framework for an Asia-Pacific partnership to shape the future of urbanization and sustainable city development in the region, and provides recommendations for consideration by member economies