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  • Cities in a Globalizing Worldby UN-HABITAT

    Earthscan 2001; US$ 58.50

    'The world has entered the urban millennium. Nearly half the world's people are now city dwellers and the rapid increase in urban population is expected to continue mainly in developing countries. This historic transition is being further propelled by the powerful forces of globalization. The central challenge for the international community... more...

  • Solid Waste Management in the World's Citiesby UN-HABITAT

    Earthscan 2010; US$ 49.95

    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 Sustainable Waste Management (ISWM), the report brings... more...

  • The State of the World's Cities 2004/5by UN-HABITAT

    Earthscan 2004; US$ 42.50

    This report not only documents problems in the world's cities, it directs our attention to policies, programmes and projects that can help to create multicultural and inclusive cities. As the report emphasizes ... we need to plan for cities of difference, and capitalize on the benefits of multicultural existence. This requires the engagement of... more...

  • Water and Sanitation in the World's Citiesby Un-Habitat

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 77.95

    First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Cities in a Globalizing Worldby Un-Habitat

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 73.95

    First Published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Planning and Design for Sustainable Urban Mobilityby Un-Habitat

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    This new report of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), the world?s leading authority on urban issues, provides some thought-provoking insights and policy recommendations on how to plan and design sustainable urban mobility systems. The Global Report on Human Settlements is the most authoritative and up-to-date global assessment... more...

  • Meeting Development Goals in Small Urban Centresby Un-Habitat

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 77.95

    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 sanitation where most of the populations of the developing... more...

  • State of the World's Cities 2008/9by Un-Habitat

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 165.00

    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 order and chaos. In them reside beauty and ugliness, virtue... more...

  • Financing Urban Shelterby Un-Habitat

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 77.95

    'Achieving the goals set by world leaders in the United Nations Millennium Declaration will be difficult without a significant improvement in the lives of slum dwellers, and the lives of slum dwellers cannot be improved without the sound and sustainable economic development that is conducive to the establishment of a strong shelter sector. As Financing... more...

  • State of the World's Cities 2010/11by UN-HABITAT

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 45.95

    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 framework of 'The Urban Divide' to analyse the complex... more...