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Global Report on Human Settlements 2009: Planning Sustainable Cities (PDF)

Release Date: September, 2011
ISBN 13: 9789210549073
Sales Number: 09.III.Q.3 P
336 page(s), 8.25x11.5
Binding: Electronic
Publisher: United Nations Human Settlements Programme

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Current urban planning systems are not equipped to deal with the major urban challenges of the 21st 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 informality. The publication reviews the major challenges currently facing cities and towns all over the world, the emergence and spread of modern urban planning and the effectiveness of current approaches. More importantly, it identifies innovative urban planning approaches and practices that are more responsive to current and future challenges of urbanization. The Global Report on Human Settlements is the most authoritative and up-to-date global assessment of human settlements conditions and trends. It is an essential reference for researchers, academics, public authorities and civil society organizations all over the world.

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