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2006

Half of the world’s people live in urban areas, and roughly a third of these live in desperate poverty without access to basic amenities. Taking on the themes of UN-HABITAT’s Water and Sanitation in the World’s Cities (2003), this new volume focuses on

United Nations Human Settlements Programme - Headquarters Earthscan
2000

Taking a comparative look at cities in Africa, Asia and Latin America, the book examines: the changing nature of urban environmental risks; the rules governing the distribution of such risks and their differential impact; how the risks arise and who is

Earthscan
1999

This book focuses on natural hazards and disasters in mega-cities partly because of their potential for catastrophe. That does not mean that other kinds of hazards are incapable of producing urban catastrophes. Wars have frequently been associated with

United Nations University
2003

This book demonstrates that strengthening local capacity - through appropriate housing, disaster-preparedness, infrastructure and livelihoods -is crucial to improving civic resilience to disasters. Equally important are strong partnerships between local

Earthscan
1998

This book is a major contribution to the study of urbanization and globalization. It has built upon a series of regional research projects focused on mega-cities. Some findings featured in this volume form a basis for a comprehensive survey of how

United Nations University
1999

Urban Habitats presents an illustrated and practical guide to the wide range of urban habitats and the flora and fauna which live within them, and examines the most important conservation and management issues faced within our towns and cities.

2001

In this volume, scholars from around the region analyse the impacts of globalization on cities in the Asia Pacifc. This collection of essays forms a useful, comprehensive, and ambitious study, focusing on the region’s specific urban concerns and on

United Nations University
2003

The Challenge of Slums presents the first global assessment of slums, emphasizing their problems and prospects. Using a newly formulated operational definition of slums, it presents estimates of the numbers of urban slum dwellers and examines the factors

Earthscan