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11:30 to 14:00: Cities and Sustainable Development - Contributions of Local Authorities and Businesses to Achieving Sustainable Development. Special Focus on China
18 Jun 2012 - 18 Jun 2012
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Athletes Park, Global Townhall

This event aims to present challenges and solutions to the rapid urbanization, showing in particular examples from China within a global sustainable development context, looking at how the Green Economy concept can contribute to Sustainable Development at the local level.

How can cities become eco cities? How can urban areas enhance their resiliency? What are the best options for low-carbon development? In which ways can green urban economies and green infrastructure investment be encouraged? These and further question will be discussed, looking at:

-Innovation in building/city design to accommodate the massive urban growth in the country
-Policy measures (incentives/disincentives) taken at the national and city level to address the problem of urban growth
-Urban environmental management, including how the following are addressed:
-Air pollution
-Public transport

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