Future Master Planning. Development Agenda of Leading Megacities

18 July

Today a strategic vision for the future is critical both for the megacities in the leading countries sieged by rapid growth, ageing, unbridled migration and pollution, and for cities in the developing countries entering the process of mass urbanisation. In each case, the choice of development priorities and strategic scenarios is defined by the city’s specific agenda; while some megacities focus on sustainable growth, others invest in building smart city. It often happens, too, that strategic plans fail due to excessive cost, unmanageable complexity or lack of institutional support.

  • What are some of the strategic visions adopted by the leading megacities?
  • What metrics are used to measure the results of the programmes?
  • How should we articulate the strategic agenda for it to be functional and appealing for all stakeholders?