Linking development and urbanization in Africa

Joan Clos, Executive Director of UN-Habitat, speaking on the long-lasting divide between development and urbanization, explains that bringing the two together is not always easy. But looking to Africa over the next decades – development and urbanization will converge on a new scale. Urbanization in Africa is taking place at the same time, when the world is looking at Africa as source for commodities. But we need to look at how Africa can develop their secondary and tertiary sectors and invest in their cities.

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