With today’s rapid urbanization come both opportunities and challenges, which call for new, alternative and innovative approaches to promote sustainable urban development.
The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (UK FCO) has, as part of the Prosperity Fund, launched the Global Future Cities Programme, working with 19 cities across 10 countries through the entry points of urban planning, transport, resilience and data for sustainable urban development. The Programme will support the development of 30 transformative urban projects, which were identified in the Programme’s strategic development phase.
The projects of the Global Future Cities Programme aim to capitalise on opportunities and drivers provided by rapid urbanization, achieving inclusive prosperity and alleviating high levels of urban poverty, and identifying business opportunities for private sector engagement.
The session will be opened by the British High Commissioner to Malaysia, H.E. Charles Hay, and with speakers including UK FCO, urban experts from UN-Habitat and city leaders from the South-East Asia Region followed by a dialogue, the session aims to explore: