Remarks by SG Habitat III, Dr. Joan Clos, at World Cities Day Theme Forum, Quito (Ecuador)

Honorable Minister of Housing and Urban-Rural Development of the People’s Republic of China, Chen Zhenggao, Honorable Minister of Housing and Urban Development of Ecuador, Maria Duarte, Distinguished guests, Colleagues, Ladies and gentlemen, It is an honour and pleasure to attend this Forum on World Cities Day Theme, and the launch of the 2016 edition of the Shanghai Manual. Today China continues to pushing forward the largest urbanization process in the history of mankind. China’s urbanization model has been a clear example of how urbanization can contribute to economic growth and prosperity in parallel to the important industrialization process.

Image: Dr. Joan Clos

Source: UN-Habitat

Dr. Joan Clos