October 31: World Cities Day
The World is observing Cities Day globally on 31st October to work together for a planned and sustainable urban life in the wake of rapid growth of population and problems.
The day aims to promote international community’s interest in global urbanization, push forward cooperation among countries in meeting opportunities and addressing challenges of urbanization, and contributing to sustainable urban development around the world.
2016 Theme: “Inclusive Cities, Shared Development“. It highlights the role of urbanization as a source of global development and social inclusion.
The General Assembly designated 31st October as World Cities Day by passing resolution 68/239 in December 2013. This day was constituted in recognition of the significance of urban basic services as a foundation for the overall social and economic development. The general theme of World Cities Day is Better City, Better Life, to promote successes of urbanization and address specific challenges resulting from urbanization.