Economic Forum, 17 March 2015
Arab towns and cities, which are experiencing some of the highest urban growth (around 4% per year) in the world, have to cope with the constant demand for infrastructures and services provision.
This round table enabled the participants to take stock of the various challenges faced by these urban centres, and explored ways of satisfying their immediate requirements while supporting their transition to more sustainable development. The discussion centred on their diverse situations, particularly in terms of financial capacities and political stability, and explored various issues, possible initiatives, and innovative solutions that are being implemented in the Arab countries.
Debate chaired by Serge Michel, Editor-in-Chief of Monde Afrique