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GDN 13th Annual Conference (Budapest)

The Twelfth Global Development Conference was held from June 16 to 18, 2012 in Budapest, Hungary under the theme of "Urbanization and Development: Delving Deeper into the Nexus". About 350 participants attended the conference from all over the world.

Currently, more than half of the world population lives in cities, with an unprecedented urbanization. In particular, we face a range of problems in environment, poverty, public safety, housing, land, and disaster prevention, or overall governance issues. This conference, therefore, was held to discuss extensively these issues of urbanization and development.