Sustainable urban and territorial development

By Irène Salenson

© Diego Zamuner for AFD
© Diego Zamuner for AFD

Urban development is one of the main challenges for the future of Southern countries due to the transition they are currently experiencing. The rapidity of urban growth gives rise to major challenges in terms of employment, equipment, services and environmental protection. The “sustainable urban and territorial development” research program focuses on the impacts that climate change has on urban territories, the fight against socio-territorial inequalities, and the challenges of urban planning and local economic development.


Last update in January 2017

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