Second Expert Group Meeting on the State of Asia-Pacific Cities 2014

24 Mar 2014 to 26 Mar 2014
Bangkok, Thailand

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) in partnership with the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) will organize the Second Expert Group Meeting to prepare for the State of Asia-Pacific Cities 2014, from 24 to 26 March 2014 to be held in The Peninsula Bangkok, Bangkok.

Since it was first published in 2011, the State of Asian Cities 2010/2011 Report has contributed to a better understanding of the overall state of cities in the region and the policy options open to urban managers and national leaders. It was officially launched at the Fifth Asia-Pacific Urban Forum which was held in Bangkok in June 2011.

This Report will address five issue areas; urbanization, urban economy, urban society, urban environment and urban management. The Second Expert Group Meeting will serve as a final review meeting with the guidance of senior experts from across the Asia-Pacific region.