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2005 Annual Report

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Published by UN-HABITAT on 08/18/2019
Book details: 30 pages.

The State of African Cities 2010

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The State of the African Cities 2010 goes above and beyond the first report, which provided a general overview of housing and urban management issues in Africa. With the subtitle: Governance, inequity and urban land markets, the report uncovers critical urban issues and challenges in African cities, using social and urban geography as the overall entry points. While examining poverty, slum incidence and governance, the report sheds more light on inequity in African cities, and in this respect follows the main theme of the global State of the World's Cities 2010 report. Through a regional analysis, the report delves deeper into the main urban challenges facing African cities, while provoking dialogue and discussion on the role of African cities in improving national, regional and local economies through sustainable and equitable development. The report has been drafted in cooperation with Urban Land Mark. Through an analytical survey of several African cities, the report examines urban growth, social conditions in slums, environmental and energy issues and, especially, the role of urban land markets in accessing land and housing.
Published by UN-HABITAT on 08/18/2019
Book details: 268 pages.

Water and Sanitation in the World's Cities

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'This is surely the most impressive and important publication to come out of the UN system for many years.'Peter Adamson, founder, New Internationalist, and author and researcher of UNICEF's The State of the World's Children from 1980 to 1995The world's governments agreed at the Millennium Summit to halve, by 2015, the number of people who lack access to safe water. With rapidly growing urban populations the challenge is immense.Water and Sanitation in the World's Cities is a comprehensive and authoritative assessment of the problems and how they can be addressed. This influential publication by the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) sets out in detail the scale of inadequate provision of water and sanitation. It describes the impacts on health and economic performance, showing the potential gains of remedial action; it analyses the proximate and underlying causes of poor provision and identifies information gaps affecting resource allocation; it outlines the consequences of further deterioration; and it explains how resources and institutional capacities - public, private and community - can be used to deliver proper services through integrated water resource management.
Published by Earthscan on 01/01/2003
Book details: 274 pages.

Bridging the Urban Divide

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Published by UN-HABITAT on 08/18/2019
Book details: 220 pages.

Multilingual Glossary of Human Settlements Terms

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Published by UN-HABITAT on 08/18/1992
Book details: 310 pages.

Solid Waste Management in the World's Cities

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The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) promotes socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all.
Published by Earthscan on 08/18/2019
Book details: 228 pages.

State of the World's Cities 2008-2009

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Cities are facing enormous challenges, with rapidly growing urban populations, often worsening environmental conditions and deteriorating infrastructure, inequalities and housing shortages, unemployment, crime and violence. This title explains how planning and municipal government can address these challenges.
Author: Un-Habitat
Published by Earthscan on 08/18/2019
Book details: 264 pages.

Tools to Support Transparency in Local Governance

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Published by UN-HABITAT on 08/18/2019
Book details: 187 pages.

Self-made Cities

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The purpose of this study is to provide a general overview of the phenomenon of informal settlements in the UNECE region, to identify policy responses to address these challenges and to highlight results achieved. Emphasis is given to practices that can facilitate in informal settlements, and in general to strategies that can better the physical, social, economic and environmental situation of informal settlements.
Author: S. Tsenkova
Published by United Nations Publications on 08/18/2019
Book details: 113 pages.

State of the World's Cities 2012/2013

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The city is the home of prosperity. It is the place where human beings find satisfaction of basic needs and access to essential public goods. The city is also where ambitions, aspirations and other material and immaterial aspects of life are realized, providing contentment and happiness. It is a locus at which the prospects of prosperity and individual and collective well-being can be increased. However, when prosperity is restricted to some groups, when it is used to pursue specific interests, or when it is a justification for financial gains for the few to the detriment of the majority, the city becomes the arena where the right to shared prosperity is claimed and fought for. As people in the latter part of 2011 gathered in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, in Madrid’s Puerta del Sol, in front of London’s St Paul’s cathedral, or in New York’s Zuccotti Park, they were not only demanding more equality and inclusion; they were also expressing the need for prosperity to be shared across all segments of society. What this new edition of State of the World’s Cities shows is that prosperity for all has been compromised by a narrow focus on economic growth. UN-Habitat suggests a fresh approach to prosperity beyond the solely economic emphasis, including other vital dimensions such as quality of life, adequate infrastructures, equity and environmental sustainability. The Report proposes a new tool – the City Prosperity Index – together with a conceptual matrix, the Wheel of Prosperity, both of which are meant to assist decision makers to design clear policy interventions. The Report advocates for the need of cities to enhance the public realm, expand public goods and consolidate rights to the 'commons' for all as a way to expand prosperity. This comes in response to the observed trend of enclosing or restricting these goods and commons in enclaves of prosperity, or depleting them through unsustainable use. The Report maps out major policy steps to promote a new type of city – the city of the twenty-first century – that is a 'good', people-centred city. One that is capable of integrating the tangible and more intangible aspects of prosperity, and in the process shedding off the inefficient, unsustainable forms and functionalities of the city of the previous century. By doing this, UN-Habitat plays a pivotal role in ensuring that urban planning, legal, regulatory and institutional frameworks become instruments of prosperity and well-being.
Author: Un Habitat,
Published by Routledge on 10/23/2013
Book details: 208 pages.
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