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Major Trends Characterizing Human Settlements Developments in the ECE Region

  • Author: UN
  • Publication date: December 1998
  • Page count: 90
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 98.II.E.16

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Human settlements have much to gain from and contribute to on-going processes of decentralization and democratization. This publication highlights the general trends in the liberalization of the global and national economies, accelerating the urbanization process and increasingly emphasizing the already important economic role of cities. It also presents national experiences from Finland, Greece, Norway and Poland, in formulating and implementing policies for sustainable development. National responses to the Economic Commission for Europe Guidelines on Sustainable Human Settlements Planning and Management were also evaluated.