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International Guidelines on Urban and Territorial Planning

The need for planning cannot be over-emphasized. Urbanization is progressing rapidly and by 2050, seven out of ten people will be living in cities. Inappropriate policies, plans and designs have led to inadequate spatial distribution of people and activities, resulting in proliferation of slums, congestion, poor access to basic services, environmental degradation, and social inequity and segregation. 77 more words


Urban Trends and Policy in China

“China has become the world’s largest urban nation, with over 600 million urban citizens today. Urban population in China is expected to reach 900 million in 2030. 195 more words

Urban Reports

The State of China’s Cities 2012/2013

 “More than 50% of the global population lives in the cities. Modern cities are, unarguably, our engines of economic growth and wealth creation, as well as enduring human institutions for self-actualization through employment generation. 266 more words


State of the World’s Cities 2012/ 2013

The UN HABITAT publication on The State of the World’s Cities Report 2012 presents, “with compelling evidence, some of the underlying factors behind the various crises that have strongly impacted on cities. 165 more words

Urban Studies

Cities Health and Well-Being

‘‘With more than half of the world’s population already living in cities, cities affect the health and well-being of more than three billion urban dwellers. Cities are critical both for enquiry and action in relation to health and well-being. 156 more words


The State of the World’s Cities

‘‘The 2010/11 State of the World’s Cities Report, “Bridging the Urban Divide” by the UN-HABITAT highlights the unprecedented challenges which urbanization throws at the world’s cities today – particularly in the South – and the attendant urban divide. 161 more words


Asian Green City Index

‘‘The future of Asia is in its cities. Although still one of the less urbanised continents, the share of the Asian population living in urban areas has grown from 32% in 1990 to 42% in 2010, according to the United Nations Population Division. 265 more words