The future of urbanization depends on access to serviced urban land

In the next 20 years, 3 billion people are expected to move from rural to urban areas, and most will end up living in slums unless we find ways to provide them with land and bring them into the formal economy, an expert from U.N.-Habitat argues in this video interview.

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  • Carlos Santamaria

    Carlos is a former associate editor for breaking news in Devex's Manila-based news team. He joined Devex after a decade working for international wire services Reuters, AP, Xinhua, EFE ,and Philippine social news network Rappler in Madrid, Beijing, Manila, New York, and Bangkok. During that time, he also covered natural disasters on the ground in Myanmar and Japan.

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