Official predicts 83 per cent urbanization for Iran by 2045

TEHRAN, May 23 (MNA) – President of World Citizen Organization has estimated 83 percent urbanization by 2045 for Iran during International Conference on Urban Economy.

Dr. Kwak Young Hoon addressed the Conference on Monday where he told the meeting that urban population in Asia was 2.1 billion, which accounted for 48 percent of the continent’s population; “it would reach to 3.2 billion people, that is, 62 percent of Asia population; 58.3 million of Iranian population lived in cities in 2015, which accounted for 73 percent of Iran’s population; it will reach to 82 percent by 2045 , that is, 83 percent of total population that would be 98.9 million then,” he said.

“Economic development should consider environment, education, energy, engineering, and ethics; the time has changed and history has ushered a new era of technology and hi-tech commodities of living,” Hoon told the conference. “Sustainable development and green space should be considered in new urbanization trend.”

The first international Conference on Urban Economy, with the major theme of Resistance Economy; Implementation and Action, was held in Tehran on May 19.

Economy of Smart City, Economy of Urban Tourism, Economy of Urban Infrastructures, Economic Culture of City and Citizenship Education, Urban Problems, Environment, and Air Pollution, Management of Human Capital Development and Urban Economy, Banking Systems, Social Banking and Urban Economy, Modeling Resistance Economy in Cities and Urban Passive Defense, Pricing Urban Services, Financing and Municipal Revenues, Management of Municipal Services, Organizations of Urban Management and Private Sector were discussion topics during this conference.

By Mehr News Agency