World Habitat Day 2009 Affiliated Events
Wednesday, October 7
Date: October 7, 2009
Event: Urbanization, Slums and US Foreign Assistance
Sponsor: International Housing Coalition (with other support from Aspen Institute, Habitat for Humanity)
Point of Contact: Nicole Weir
Venue: TBD, Washington, DC
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Open to the Public: Open
Description: Urban poverty and the rapid growth of slums worldwide present great challenges for developing countries but urbanization also brings new opportunities to alleviate poverty, improve health, and generate economic growth. Please join us for a discussion of these challenges and what actions the U.S. government could take to enable the developing world to take advantage of the opportunities made possible by urban growth while mitigating its negative impacts.