Chapter 2 Policy Points
- Cities have become a positive and potent force for addressing sustainable economic growth, development and
prosperity and for driving innovation.
- 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.
- The need to move from sectoral interventions to strategic urban planning and more comprehensive urban policy platforms is crucial in transforming city form.
- 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.