Towards sustainable urbanization. LED strategies for creating positive urban rural linkages

Sustainable_UrbanizationBy recognizing the significance of establishing sustainable urbanization with urban-rural linkages, LED promotes flows beyond official urban boundaries, encourages the participation of different actors, and concedes to the need for an overall governance architecture, which accommodates different interests. The Forum will provide an opportunity to consider how the key to the success of the LED is therefore the clear understanding of the role of the city and its surrounding areas. When taken beyond demographics, the city is the local space at which all the above forces crystallize themselves and exert their impact on the citizenry.