Building cities of the future a "collaborative effort": former Kigali mayor

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Aisa Kirabo Kacyira speaking at the UN Habitat III conference held in Quito, Ecuador during October of last year. UN Photo

Building the cities of the future is going to involve "collaborative effort," requiring good leadership and realistic expectations.

That's the view of Deputy Executive Director of the UN urban agency UN-Habitat, Aisa Kirabo Kacyira, who was the mayor of Rwanda's capital, Kigali, for five years, up to 2011.

She is a senior member of the team charged with helping cities, countries and regions around the world, realize the ambitious New Urban Agenda, which was agreed at the Habitat III Conference last year.

Ms. Kacyira was a panellist at the High Level meeting this week at UN Headquarters.

Natalie Hutchison asked her what steps are needed to achieve an integrated approach.

Duration: 5'06"

 

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