The planet Earth called the globe is facing different changes under the globalization process. The most distinct changes are the emergence of major cities which mushroom throughout the world as well as in Myanmar.
Major cities are in accord with the city characteristics facilitated by both the government and the local people, and the environment. Those major cities inhabited by a large number of the population are gradually or rapidly developing in the countries. In their processes, the relevant governments encourage them to have quick development in all sectors in cooperation with the local people.
On the other hand, most of the developing and developed major cities are free from natural disasters such as storms, earthquakes, flooding, landslides and others. If so, their development momentum does not face any hindrances. Consequently, development in all sectors without disturbances will contribute much to the improvement of the cities as well as city dwellers.
World Cities Day brings Urban October to an end on 31 October each year and was first celebrated in 2014. This year’s global observance is planned in Shanghai, China under the theme “Act Local to Go Global.” In fact, it means honouring and encouraging the world cities to have more development.
Some cities in Myanmar will also be megacities in 2030. As such, all Myanmar citizens need to make necessary preparations for the emergence of major cities and megacities in the nation as appropriate residences for fulfilling the requirements of accommodations to the people.
As such, everybody needs to bring different partners and diverse stakeholders together to share their experiences and approaches to the local action, what local action worked and what is needed to empower local and regional governments to create greener, more equitable and more sustainable cities.
The United Nations General Assembly designated 31 October as World Cities Day in 2013. The day is expected to greatly promote the international community’s interest in global urbanization, push forward cooperation among countries in meeting opportunities addressing challenges of urbanization and contribute to sustainable urban development around the world. The day brings to light the inequalities within the biggest cities in the world and pushes for greater social inclusion, including equality and access to services and opportunities.
Cities have been centres of trade, religion, culture, and education throughout history. The UN has predicted that by 2030, there will be 41 megacities with a population of over 10 million people. At that time, many populous countries will have megacities. Some cities in Myanmar will also be megacities in 2030. As such, all Myanmar citizens need to make necessary preparations for the emergence of major cities and megacities in the nation as appropriate residences for fulfilling the requirements of accommodations to the people.