Megacities: key drivers of economic performance.

Gulelat Kebede is a lecturer and researcher on urbanisation and economic development at the New School in New York. A former director of UN-HABITAT’s Urban Economy and Finance Branch, and prior to that, of Training and Capacity Building Branch, he has worked with national, regional and local governments on a range of urban technical cooperation projects, and collaborated with training institutions and universities on education, training and research programmes on urban development and management. He has directed or undertaken research and development of over 20 tools currently in use, on sustainable urban development issues