G20 India Discusses Cities of Tomorrow

The G20 Working Group will promote the concept of inclusive, sustainable, and resilient cities.

The G20 Working Group has met in Rishikesh in northern India. The discussions that will last until June 28 is going to focus on advancing the agenda set by the G20 presidency, and particularly the topic called “Financing Cities of Tomorrow: Inclusive, Resilient, and Sustainable.”

The problem of overcrowded populated areas is very acute in India, a country with a population of over 1.43 billion people. In the 21st century, tens of millions of people are forced to live in truly inhuman conditions. The third meeting of the G20 Infrastructure Working Group is attended by 63 delegates from member states, host countries, and representatives of international organizations.

As Indian Minister of Finances clarified, “previously, the Working Group met for the first time on January 16 and 17 in Pune, Maharashtra, and for the second time on March 28 and 29 in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.”

Now it is the turn of the Indian state of Uttarakhand, in the northern part of India, bordering Nepal and China. On the sidelines of the G20 Working Group meeting, there is a workshop to define a road map for sustainable urban development and a roundtable on India that hopes to become an international hub for repair, maintenance, and urban operations.