Chapter 2 Policy Points

  1. Cities have become a positive and potent force for addressing sustainable economic growth, development and
    prosperity and for driving innovation.
  2. Realizing the gains of urbanization will depend on how urban growth is planned and managed, and the extent to which the benefits accruing from urbanization are equitably distributed.
  3. The need to move from sectoral interventions to strategic urban planning and more comprehensive urban policy platforms is crucial in transforming city form.
  4. When ICT is deployed unevenly, it can create a digital divide, which can exacerbate inequality, characterized by
    well-connected affluent neighbourhoods coexisting with under-serviced residents in low-income neighbourhoods.