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State of the world’s cities 2008/2009 - harmonious cities

Source(s):  United Nations Human Settlements Programme - Headquarters (UN-HABITAT)

This report asserts that half of humanity now lives in cities, and within two decades, nearly 60 per cent of the world’s people will be urban dwellers. Urban growth is most rapid in the developing world, where cities gain an average of 5 million residents every month. As cities grow in size and population, harmony among the spatial, social and environmental aspects of a city and between their inhabitants becomes of paramount importance. This harmony hinges on two key pillars: equity and sustainability.

Disaster risk reduction related case studies and data include: Dhaka’s extreme vulnerability to climate change; African cities at risk; Cuba: a culture of safety; Drowned and dangerous: Cities and climate change.

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  • State of the world’s cities 2008/2009 - harmonious cities
  • Publication date 2008
  • Number of pages 224 p.
  • ISBN/ISSN 9789211320107

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