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Local Government Financing in Developing Countries

 “Local governments in developing countries often face the difficult task of funding the infrastructure and services required to meet the basic needs of growing urban population. 125 more words

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The State of China’s Cities 2014/2015

“China’s urban population exceeded that of rural areas in 2011. History has shown that urban development presents real opportunities for unleashing enormous economic potential, reducing inequity, and creating sustainable livelihoods for all. 135 more words


Cities and Climate Change

“This edition of UN-Habitat’s Global Report on Human Settlements (2011) explains the relationship between urban settlements and climate change, and suggests how cities and towns which have not adopted to the climate change policies can do so. 171 more words


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

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