On the occasion of World Cities Day, top United Nations (UN) officials are highlighting the key role of urban design in building sustainable, socially integrated and prosperous cities and human settlements.
"Good design can help tackle climate change. It reduces the impacts of disaster. It can help make our cities safer, cleaner, and more equal and integrative.
It promotes equal access to services, jobs and opportunities, and fosters contentment," explains UN secretary-general, Ban Ki-moon.
The theme of this year's observance - the first following the adoption by Member States in September 2015 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals - is ‘Designed to Live Together’.
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