Global Report on Human Settlements 2013
Urban transport systems worldwide are faced by a multitude of challenges. Among the most visible of these are the traffic gridlocks experienced on city roads and highways all over the world. The prescribed solution to transport problems in most cities has thus been to build more infrastructures for...
Published October 3rd 2013 by Routledge
Prosperity of Cities
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&...
Published March 17th 2013 by Routledge
Global Report on Human Settlements 2011
Cities and Climate Change examines the links between urbanization and climate change, the potentially devastating effects of climate change on urban populations and the policy responses and practices that are emerging in urban areas. Over half of the world's population now live in urban...
Published March 13th 2011 by Routledge
Cities for All: Bridging the Urban Divide
The world's urban population now exceeds the world's rural population. What does this mean for the state of our cities, given the strain this global demographic shift is placing upon current urban infrastructures? Following on from previous State of the World's Cities reports, this edition uses the...
Published March 9th 2010 by Routledge
Water and Sanitation in the World's Cities 2010
In our rapidly urbanizing global society, solid waste management will be a key challenge facing all the world's cities. Solid Waste Management in the World's Cities provides a fresh perspective and new data on one of the biggest issues in urban development. Using the framework of Integrated...
Published March 9th 2010 by Routledge
Global Report on Human Settlements 2009
Current urban planning systems are not equipped to deal with the major urban challenges of the twenty-first century, including effects of climate change, resource depletion and economic instability, plus continued rapid urbanization with its negative consequences such as poverty, slums and urban...
Published October 4th 2009 by Routledge
Cities are perhaps one of humanity's most complex creations, never finished, never definitive. They are like a journey that never ends. Their evolution is determined by their ascent into greatness or their descent into decline. They are the past, the present and the future. Cities contain both...
Published October 22nd 2008 by Routledge
Global Report on Human Settlements 2007
Enhancing Urban Safety and Security addresses three major threats to the safety and security of cities: crime and violence; insecurity of tenure and forced evictions; and natural and human-made disasters. It analyses worldwide trends with respect to each of these threats, paying particular...
Published August 30th 2007 by Routledge
The Millennium Development Goals and Urban Sustainability
Sometimes it takes just one human being to tip the scales and change the course of history. In the year 2007, that human being will either move to a city or be born in one. Demographers watching urban trends will mark it as the moment the world entered a new urban millennium, a period in which, for...
Published June 30th 2006 by Routledge
Water and Sanitation in the Worlds Cities 2006
Half of the world's people live in urban areas, and roughly a third of these live in desperate poverty without access to basic amenities. Taking on the themes of UN-HABITAT's Water and Sanitation in the World's Cities (2003), this new volume focuses on the deficiencies in the provision of water and...
Published May 31st 2006 by Routledge