George W. McCarthy is president and CEO of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. His areas of expertise include housing and housing finance, global urbanization, economic forecasting, program evaluation, and regional planning.
What happens after Habitat III in October is more important than what happens in Quito. So how can we tell if cities are on the right track? In this guest column, George W. “Mac” McCarthy, president and CEO of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, explores how we can monitor urbanization, and why it is critical for sustainable growth.