Urban Innovation

Urban Innovations: 9

Revisiting Localizing Agenda 2030 Cities: Collaborative Efforts Towards Tackling Urbanization and Urban Poverty in Asia Pacific

Day 1 – Tuesday, 15 October 2019
13:00 - 14:30
Function Room 5
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Nora Steurer
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Lead Organization
United Cities and Local Governments Asia Pacific
Partner Organizer(s)
  • Cities Development Initiative for Asia
Lead Organizer(s)

The session will focus on the issue of urban poverty in Asia and Pacific, which is largely concentrated in small and medium towns and is inherently complex multidimensional in nature. It will also focus on rethinking the sub-national financial architecture, and municipal finance in particular, which is critical to achieve the SDGs and to reduce urban poverty. The session will explore necessary capacities, enabling regulatory frameworks, institutional incentives to act autonomously to ensure their tasks and responsibilities and parliamentary support for tackling urbanization and urban poverty. It will highlight the efforts from Pakistan and Indonesia which have institutionalized SDGs in their respective countries, in both executives and legislative sides. In addition, there will also be a discussion on the financing component of SDGs, showcasing examples and practices from Cities Development Initiatives for Asia (CDIA) to support the implementation of SDGs, especially on SDG 11 to ensure development of inclusive and sustainable cities.

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