Driving Sustainable Urbanization in Asia
Director, Marketing and Communications, IBM Global Public Sector and Smarter Cities
President, Asia Pacific, Bechtel
Deputy Representative, North American Regional Office, Asian Development Bank
Daniel F. Runde
William A. Schreyer Chair in Global Analysis and Director, Project on Prosperity and Development, CSIS
Rapid urbanization in Asia has created an unprecedented challenge for the development community. From 2000 to 2010, nearly 200 million people moved into East Asian cities, according to the World Bank. Through this panel discussion, we hope to determine ways in which urbanization can become a driver of development and stability, through targeted investments from donors, host country governments, civil society, and the private sector, with a special focus on infrastructure, technology, and financial services.
This event is part of the CSIS Global Sustainability Series, which investigates the role of the private sector in engaging with the U.S. government, host governments, and NGOs to help address some of the world’s most complex global sustainable development issues. This series is made possible by support from Bechtel.