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The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-HABITAT, is the United Nations agency for human settlements. It is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all.

United Nations Human Settlements Programme
UN-HABITAT
FUTURE OF CITIES

Future of Cities, The

19 May 2006
The Future of Cities was one of the five key parallel events held during the Nineteenth Session of the UN-HABITAT Governing Council. The objective of the parallel event was to explore and discuss how cities are likely to develop in the twenty-first century, in terms of their form and functions an...
STATE OF THE WORLD

State of the World's Cities 2004-2005, The

Globalization and Urban Culture

22 Oct 2004
The State of the World's Cities 2004/2005 charts the progress and the challenges we face in this rapidly urbanising world. With contributions from some of the world's leading urban scholars, writers and experts, this report carries extensive examples, illustrations and facts that are of use to ex...
GLOBAL RPT HUMAN SETTLEMENTS 2003

Global Report on Human Settlements 2003

The Challenge of Slums

19 Dec 2003
The Challenge of Slums presents the first global assessment of slums, highlighting their main problems and prospects. Using a newly formulated operational definition of slums, it presents estimates of the numbers of urban slum dwellers and points out the key factors that have led to the formation...
INFORMAL TRANSPORT THE DEV WORLD

Informal Transport in the Developing World

7 Nov 2003
This study reviews the informal transport sector throughout the world, and identifies promising enabling and remedial strategies. The publication is a valuable tool for local, regional and national transport decision makers who seek the knowledge, tools and techniques to plan and regulate informa...
STATE OF THE WORLD

State of the World's Cities 2001, The

29 Jun 2001
The State of the World's Cities is the first in-depth attempt to monitor, analyze and report on the realities faced by urban populations around the world. It explores a range of urban issues and policy responses in five major areas: shelter, society, environment, economy and governance. It then t...
CITIES IN A GLOBALIZING WORLD GLO

Global Report on Human Settlements 2001

Cities in a Globalizing World

29 Jun 2001
The central challenge of the 21st century will be how to make both globalization and urbanization work for all the world's people. This report describes the impact of globalization on cities and what can be done to ensure that the fruits of globalization are shared more equally. Cities in a Globa...
GLOBAL RPT HUMAN SETTLEMENTS 1996

Urbanizing World, An

Global Report on Human Settlements

18 Oct 1996
A thought-provoking analysis that goes to the heart of the central dilemma now confronting all human settlements as they stand on the threshold of a new urban world. Practical information is given which will be of the greatest value to policy-makers at all levels, private enterprise, community ba...