While cities offer the promise of improved economics and access to services, rapid urbanization has placed unbalanced pressure on the budgets and reach of city governments. It is essential we start designing cities as ecosystems of wellbeing, but what does this imply and what defines a ‘healthy city’.
Vera Baboun, Former Mayor of Bethlehem
Ede Jorge Ijjasz-Vasquez, Senior Director of the Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience Global Practice, World Bank
Michel Mossessian, Founder and Design Principal, Mossessian Architecture
Paula Hancocks, International Correspondent, CNN
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