State of the World's Cities 2010/11

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 framework of 'The Urban Divide' to analyse the complex social, political, economic and cultural dynamics of urban environments. In particular, the book focuses on the concept of the 'right to the city' and ways in which many urban dwellers are excluded from the advantages of city life, using the framework to explore links among poverty, inequality, slum formation and economic growth. The volume will be essential reading for all professionals and policymakers in the field, as well as a valuable resource for researchers and students in all aspects of urban development.Published with UN-Habitat.
  • Taylor and Francis; August 2010
  • ISBN 9781136543074
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure EPUB format
  • Title: State of the World's Cities 2010/11
  • Author: UN-HABITAT (ed.)
  • Imprint: Routledge

In The Press

'It is compelling reading for all those who feel they have a right to the city, whether or not they are experts.'Urban World

About The Author

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.