Building the future now – How our cities are pushing the boundaries of planning, governance, finance and technology
The opportunity to shape sustainable and resilient urban futures that we want starts with planning and action in the present. For these plans to come to fruition, there is need for conducive enabling environments that empower urban citizens, leaders, private entities, and other stakeholders to collaborate and take action.
Whereas the combination of finance, governance and three elements can lead to positive outcomes, sometimes if they are misused, could lead to widening the inequality gaps, inhibit access to social, economic and political opportunities (particularly decision-making) and the ability to participate in, and leverage, the benefits associated with urban living.
This session will highlight the initiatives, opportunities, processes and projects that are underway in cities more especially emphasizing the importance of good governance, accessible finance and technology in shaping the outcomes as well as the kind of sustainable and equitable African city that we aspire to live and thrive in.