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The Challenges and Opportunities of an Urban World

Urbanization is a trend that has recently been reported on by Foreign Policy in its issue, Metropolis Now. Fast-growing cities, urban poverty and the rapid growth of slums worldwide present great challenges especially for developing countries. At the same time, urbanization brings new opportunities to alleviate poverty, improve health, and generate economic growth. Please join us for a discussion of these challenges and what actions the U.S. government and partners could take to enable the developing world to take advantage of the opportunities made possible by urban growth while mitigating its negative impacts. http://www.newamerica.net/events/2010/urban_world
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