The state of Asian and Pacific cities 2015

02.11.2015

The state of Asian and Pacific cities 2015

In October 2015, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) jointly launched "The State of Asian and Pacific Cities 2015: Urban transformations - Shifting from quantity to quality" at the 6th Asia-Pacific Urban Forum in Jakarta, Indonesia.

The current report follows the publication of "The State of Asian Cities in 2011" but goes further in evaluating the most recent urban data from "The World Urbanization Prospects 2014", as well as reflecting on the rapid change taking place in the region’s towns and cities. Its timing furthermore contributes to the post-2015 development agenda.

CER also made contribution to this report with its Policy Paper on "Urbanization and Industrialization in Central Asia: Looking for solutions to key development problems."

What is this report about? It reviews and analyses key trends in urban development throughout the region. As reflected in its subtitle, the report highlights growing gaps between current urbanization patterns and what is needed to shift to a more inclusive and sustainable urban future, in which the role of the region’s cities is unquestionably tied to national, regional and global development prospects.

You can access the full version of the report by following the link:

The State of Asian and Pacific Cities 2015: Urban transformations - Shifting from quantity to quality