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Taming Growth: Can Rowdy Cities Like Karachi be Planned?

Matt Ball on August 26, 2012 - in Planning

Joan Clos, executive director of the United Nations Settlements Programme, UN-Habitat, asserts that the stages of a city’s growth are marked by ‘drivers of urbanisation’ – land prices, infrastructure and public spaces. Governments need a simple 20-page national urban policy on a set of basic principles; where are our people living today, how many cities and types do we have and what is the plan to drive urbanisation in the next 20 to 25 years, Clos said.

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