The Future of Asia and Pacific Cities 2019 Report: Pacific sub regional meeting on Innovative Solutions for Sustainable Urbanization in the Pacific
UN ESCAP will host a meeting to review the challenges and future opportunities in Pacific cities, to critically assess knowledge and best practices of the means of implementation across a range of urban sustainability issues. Stakeholder inputs from the Pacific region will feed into a major report ESCAP is producing, titled the Future of Asia and Pacific Cities 2019 Report, which will inform the 5th Pacific Urban Forum (to be held in Q1 2019) and the 7th Asia-Pacific Urban Forum (to be held in Q3 2019). It will be a policy advocacy report intended to support national and local governments in long-term thinking and inclusive decision-making to advance resilient and sustainable cities. As input for the report, the meeting will identify innovative solutions for urban governance and capacity development for greater city resilience; leveraging long term urban finance; smart urban data and technologies; and promoting more sustainable urban planning approaches.