This report explores the ways cities in the region are supporting partnerships for sustainable development. It documents the state of urban systems and the lessons gained from the development of cities and urban corridors using case studies. The 14 case studies assess economic, physical development, social and environmental management, and urban governance systems. The case studies include secondary cities, metropolitan regions, and regional economic trade development corridors.
The report builds upon previous research by APEC on shaping the future partnership for urbanization and sustainable city development between member economies. The report presents a framework for an initiative by APEC member economies for Building Better Partnerships for Inclusive and Sustainable Urban Growth of Cities in the Region.