Sameh Wahba
Sameh Wahba Global Director, Urban, Disaster Risk Management, Resilience and Land Global Practice World Bank Washington DC, United States of America

Biography

Sameh Wahba is the Global Director for the World Bank’s Urban, Disaster Risk Management, Resilience and Land Global Practice. He has over 25 years’ experience in urban development, infrastructure and sustainable development. Prior to the World Bank, he worked at the Institute of Housing and Urban Development Studies and the Harvard Center for Urban Development Studies. He holds a Ph.D. and Masters’ in urban planning from Harvard University.

Sessions

Save to calendar 17-11-2020 18:02 17-11-2020 18:20 Europe/Madrid Rethinking Urban Planning in Developing Economies

The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has profoundly impacted cities around the world and raised fundamental questions about urban development. What opportunities does the current pandemic pose when rethinking urban planning in developing economies? How are global megacities successfully managing urban density in the face of COVID-19? What are the most relevant future trends in healthy cities and planning? How can cities remodel density from overcrowding to a habitable and sustainable density?

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