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Mayors to share experience to build liveable cities

SINGAPORE: Over 50 mayors and governors from cities around the world will attend the inaugural World Mayors' Forum here on June 30, to share the best practices and suggest solutions to build liveable cities and foster harmonious communities.

The forum, a component of the second biennial World Cities Summit (WCS) 2010 with the theme, "Cities as Growth Engines in a Post-Crisis World", will also explore the role of leadership and good governance in urban development, especially as economies emerge from the global financial crisis.

In a statement on June 4, the WCS organiser said the forum would also examine how cities could develop in a more sustainable and environmentally responsible manner.

WCS 2010 chairman Andrew Tan said: "Mayors and governors are in a powerful position to influence the development of their cities. Around the world, we are already seeing what local action can do in terms of transforming cities into more liveable and sustainable communities."

At the same time, a separate ministerial dialogue on "Leading the Change: Building Liveable and Vibrant Cities" will be held as well to discuss the vision for a liveable and vibrant city, and the priorities of a country or city given the recent economic crisis.-- Bernama
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