UN stresses positives of urban growth with new tool to track city prosperity


A new index to measure and track the prosperity of cities has been
unveiled by UN-Habitat, the UN human settlements programme, in a bid to
encourage a more upbeat view of the world’s rapid urbanisation.

should be seen as drivers of economic growth and human development,
according to the agency’s flagship State of the World’s Cities report,
published on Wednesday at the sixth World Urban Forum (WUF) in Naples, Italy.

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