3rd Urbanization and Poverty Reduction Research Conference
Early next month, the World Bank will be hosting a 3rd conference to focus on the challenges and opportunities of rapid urbanization. With similar events taking place in 2013 and 2014, this conference will bring
together academics and development practitioners to present and discuss sustainable urbanization in developing countries, this year with a special emphasis on the environment.
In partnership with
George Washington University, New York University and The Growth Dialogue, the conference will address urban environmental challenges ranging from the impacts of rapid population growth and increasing resource consumption to greater natural disaster vulnerability and environmentally induced migration.
Presenters will discuss what is being done and what is still needed in order to create and implement policies that attenuate the causes of climate change and to effectively protect cities from the impacts of climate change.
WHEN: Monday February 1st
WHERE: World Bank
1818 H St NW, Wahsington D.C.
Preregistration for the conference is open
. A webcast of the entire event will also be available.