2016 Global Development Forum: The Growth of Cities: Fostering Good Governance and Opportunity
More than 50 percent of the world lives in cities today; by 2020, this will rise to almost 60 percent. Municipal and state governments’ ability to finance infrastructure and planning will become increasingly important as the global urban population rises.
Senior Specialist, Urban and Housing Development, Inter-American Development Bank
Fabio Andrés Montoya Isaza
Executive Director, Interactuar
Mayor, Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines
Communications and Society Fellow, Aspen Institute
Senior Vice President, Market Insights, MasterCard Advisors
J. Alexander Thier
Founder and Principal, Triple Helix
The GDF is an annual component of CSIS's ongoing "Chevron Forum on Development" series, which seeks to highlight innovative approaches and the role of the private sector in global development.