Putting urbanisation at the heart of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals

05 November 2014 | Story by Newsroom

UCT hosted a high-level Kapuscinski Development Lecture at the New Snape Building (upper campus) on Wednesday 5 November, delivered by Aromar Revi, director of the Indian Institute of Human Settlements (IIHS) and leading expert on global environmental change.

Organised jointly by the United Nations Development Programme, the European Commission, the African Centre for Cities and the University of Cape Town, Revi's lecture - titled "Putting the Urban at the Heart of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals" - addressed the challenges African and Asian countries are facing with urbanisation. Revi argued that Africa and Asia will be at the centre of the urban, social and economic transitions that the world will witness over the next two decades, and it's important that we see political imaginations and leadership from these geographies that address local, regional and global themes. He also advocates that the Millennium Development Goals, which are soon to expire, need to be replaced with a new set of globally applicable and locally implementable Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for 2030.

Watch the video of Aromar Revi's full lecture:

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