National and local approaches towards the implementation of the New Urban Agenda in Argentina

Publication date:
09/2019
Author:
Gabriel Lanfranchi Director, Cities Program, CIPPEC – The Centre for the Implementation of Public Policies Promoting Equity and Growth
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Urbanisation is transforming societies around the globe. Every day, millions of people move to urban centres, drawn by job opportunities, a better quality of life, greater security or other reasons. According to UN-Habitat’s World Cities Report (2016), in the next ten years two-thirds of the world’s population will live in cities, and by 2050 this figure will have reached 72%. In this context, the role of cities as engines of social and economic change is increasingly important and evident.