Urbanization is expected to continue expanding rapidly. By 2030, around 60 percent of the world’s population — 5 billion of the project 8.2 billion people — will live in urban areas, compared with half in 2008.
What should cities do to address what Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International, calls as the biggest demographic challenge the world is facing? Reckford tells Devex it starts with adequate infrastructure.
Lars Schwetje contributed reporting from New York.
Check out the rest of our interview with Jonathan Reckford, as well as our conversations with other global development luminaries who attended this year’s Clinton Global Initiative.