Sustainable Cities: Services and Protection for the Vulnerable
- 11:45 AM- 1:15 PM
- Venue: Harmony, BICC
H.E. S M Rezaul Karim
Md. Shahid Ullah Khandaker
Bangladesh is one of the world’s fastest growing economies, driven by the country’s rapid urbanization. Urban Bangladesh accounts for more than 65% of national GDP. The rapid urbanization has meant that the cities in Bangladesh are not sustainable in terms of livability. The lack of proper low-cost housing, sanitation and other basic amenities in slums and other underserved areas including informal settlements of cities make it especially difficult for the vulnerable section of society. This session will aim at a deeper understanding of how to improve service delivery mechanisms for the urban poor and vulnerable populations to ensure more inclusive and sustainable development in cities.