Assessing Brazil’s urban features through Kenyan Lens
Brasilia, 2 March 2012 -In connection with the International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG) first seminar of its 2012 cycle, taking place today, please see the following video by Standard Group Kenya for UN Habitat. The video provides insight into some of the socio economic and environmental complexities facing Brazil’s major urban areas. As Brazil’s economy continues to advance, many from the country’s rural compounds are migrating into the cities. Further, large urban centres are also having to deal with a rising middle class and thereby increased environmental impacts.The video report notes that it is imperative that governments take into account the importance of urban planning to avoid an emerging crisis.
Source* UN Habitat
Learn more about today’s seminar here
Seminars from IPC-IG’s 2011 cycle:
- Brazil’s perspectives on priorities and emerging issues for the global health agenda
- The Role of Cash Transfer Programs in Fostering Economic Activities
- Window of Opportunity: socioeconomic consequences of demographic changes in Brazil
The International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG) is UNDP’s global forum for policy dialogue and South-South learning on development innovations. From its headquarters in Brasilia, Brazil IPC-IG is dedicated to equipping policymakers in the developing world with the skills necessary to design, implement and evaluate policies and programmes towards the attainment of high inclusive growth.
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