The 6th Asia-Pacific Ministerial Conference on Housing and Urban Development (APMCHUD), is being held in New Delhi, Republic of India from 14 -16 December 2016. The official Opening ceremony will be on the morning of the 14th, followed by the Executive Level meeting of Senior Officials (SOM) which will take place for two days on 14th and 15th December followed by the High-Level Meeting of Ministers’ on 16th December, 2016. The Ministerial meeting will review and endorse the Declaration and Action Plan as the main outcomes of the conference.
The Asia-Pacific region is experiencing a rapid urbanization process. Cities are expanding quickly in their peripheries leading to a situation of un-organised and unplanned development in the peripheral areas. Further, transport corridors attract activities along them, thereby leading to linear spatial corridor development radiating from the cities. Such development areas, being not within the city boundary, is administered and planned by alternate authorities. To ensure sustainable development, it is necessary to develop the city and the periphery in an integrated manner. The principles of rural-urban continuum need to be applied for integrated development. Keeping in view the importance of the issue for the entire Asia-Pacific region, following closely on Habitat III and the recent commitments made through the New Urban Agenda, this timely Conference will focus on `policy responses to new forms of urbanization such as urbanization beyond municipal boundaries, urban corridors etc., and what kind of governance structure should be in place for these new urban forms’. Accordingly, the overall theme of the conference is: ‘Emerging Urban Forms – Policy Responses and Governance Structure in the context of the New Urban Agenda’.
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