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

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Gabriel Lanfranchi Director, Cities Program, CIPPEC – The Centre for the Implementation of Public Policies Promoting Equity and Growth

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.