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United Nations Human Settlements Programme

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Works: 836 works in 1,696 publications in 2 languages and 17,413 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Periodicals 
Roles: Publisher, Editor, Printer, Other
Classifications: HT151, 307.76
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The challenge of slums : global report on human settlements, 2003 by United Nations Centre for Human Settlements( Book )

15 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Global Report on Human Settlements is the most authoritative and up-to-date assessment of conditions and trends in the world's cities. Written in clear language and supported by informative graphics, case studies and extensive statistical data, it will be an essential tool and reference for researchers, academics, planners, public authorities and civil society organizations around the world."--Jacket
Enhancing urban safety and security : global report on human settlements 2007 by United Nations Human Settlements Programme( Book )

16 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Enhancing Urban Safety and Security addresses three major threats to the safety and security of cities: crime and violence; insecurity of tenure and forced evictions; and natural and human-made disasters. It analyses worldwide trends with respect to each of these threats, paying particular attention to their underlying causes and impacts, as well as to the good policies and best practices that have been adopted at the city, national and international levels in order to address these threats. The report adopts a human security perspective, concerned with the safety and security of people rather than of states, and highlights issues that can be addressed through appropriate urban policy, planning, design and governance."--Jacket
The state of the world's cities( )

in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report series provides the latest statistics and thinking of world experts on urban and human settlements affairs. Published every two years, the publication provides evidence of urban trends and conditions around the world based on a wide range of indicators from health, education, employment, and shelter, to access to water and sanitation facilities
Planning sustainable cities : global report on human settlements 2009 by United Nations Centre for Human Settlements( Book )

19 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This publication reviews recent urban planning practices and approaches, discusses constraints and conflicts therein, and identifies innovative approaches that are more responsive to current challenges of urbanization. It notes that traditional approaches to urban planning (particularly in developing countries) have largely failed to promote equitable, efficient and sustainable human settlements and to address twenty-first century challenges, including rapid urbanization, shrinking cities and aging, climate change and related disasters, urban sprawl and unplanned peri-urbanization, as well as urbanization of poverty and informality. It concludes that new approaches to planning can only be meaningful, and have a greater chance of succeeding, if they effectively address all of these challenges, are participatory and inclusive, as well as linked to contextual socio-political processes.--Publisher's description
The state of the world's cities 2004/2005 : globalization and urban culture by United Nations( Book )

15 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As towns and cities grow at unprecedented rates, sustainable urbanization is one of the most pressing challenges facing the global community in the 21st century. Cities are the hub of much national production and consumption - economic and social processes that generate wealth and form urban culture." "The State of the World's Cities 2004/2005 looks at how this potential can be used to address current challenges and create dynamic, multicultural and inclusive urban settings. Using extensive examples and illustrations, and with contributions from many of the world's leading urban scholars, it lays out the conditions for a new culture of planning, involving civil society as well as public authorities, to ensure participation of even the most marginalized sectors."--Jacket
Cities and climate change : global report on human settlements, 2011 by United Nations Human Settlements Programme( Book )

18 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cities and Climate Change reviews the linkages between urbanization and climate change, two of the greatest challenges currently facing humanity in the 21st Century, and whose effects are converging in dangerous ways. It illustrates the significant contribution of urban areas to climate change while at the same time highlighting the potentially devastating effects of climate change on urban populations. It reviews policy responses, strategies and practices that are emerging in urban areas to mitigate and adapt to climate change, as well as their potential achievements and constraints. In conclusion, the report argues that urban areas have a pivotal role in both climate change mitigation and adaptation and identifies strategies and approaches for strengthening this role."--Provided by publisher
Water and sanitation in the world's cities : local action for global goals( Book )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It describes the impacts on health and economic performance, showing the potential gains of remedial action; it analyses the proximate and underlying causes of poor provision and identifies information gaps affecting resource allocation; it outlines the consequences of further deterioration; and it explains how resources and institutional capacities - public, private and community - can be used to deliver proper services through integrated water resource management."--Jacket
Planning and design for sustainable urban mobility : global report on human settlements 2013 by United Nations Human Settlements Programme( Book )

23 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Urban transport systems worldwide are faced by a multitude of challenges. Among the most visible of these are the traffic gridlocks experienced on city roads and highways all over the world. The prescribed solution to transport problems in most cities has thus been to build more infrastructures for cars, with a limited number of cities improving public transport systems in a sustainable manner. However, a number of challenges faced by urban transport systems - such as greenhouse gas emissions, noise and air pollution and road traffic accidents - do not necessarily get solved by the construction of new infrastructure. Planning and Design for Sustainable Urban Mobility argues that the development of sustainable urban transport systems requires a conceptual leap. The purpose of 'transportation' and 'mobility' is to gain access to destinations, activities, services and goods. Thus, access is the ultimate objective of transportation. As a result, urban planning and design should focus on how to bring people and places together, by creating cities that focus on accessibility, rather than simply increasing the length of urban transport infrastructure or increasing the movement of people or goods. Urban form and the functionality of the city are therefore a major focus of this report, which highlights the importance of integrated land-use and transport planning. This new report of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), the world's leading authority on urban issues, provides some thought-provoking insights and policy recommendations on how to plan and design sustainable urban mobility systems. The Global Report on Human Settlements is the most authoritative and up-to-date global assessment of human settlements conditions and trends. Preceding issues of the report have addressed such topics as Cities in a Globalizing World, The Challenge of Slums, Financing Urban Shelter, Enhancing Urban Safety and Security, Planning Sustainable Cities and Cities and Climate Change
Solid waste management in the world's cities : water and sanitation in the world's cities 2010 by United Nations Centre for Human Settlements( Book )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a rapidly urbanizing global society, solid waste management will be a key challenge facing all the world's cities. This publication provides a fresh perspective and new data on one of the biggest issues in urban development
Financing urban shelter : global report on human settlements, 2005 by United Nations Human Settlements Programme( Book )

20 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Presents the first global assessment of housing finance systems, placing shelter and urban development challenges within the overall context of macroeconomic policies. The report describes and analyses housing finance conditions and trends in all regions of the world, including formal housing finance mechanisms, microfinance and community funding, highlighting their relevance to the upgrading of slums. Recent shelter finance policy development is discussed at the international and national levels, and the directions that could be taken to strengthen shelter finance systems are examined."--Jacket
Meeting development goals in small urban centres : water and sanitation in the world's cities, 2006 by United Nations Human Settlements Programme( Book )

12 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published by Earthscan for and on behalf of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT)
The state of the world's cities 2006/2007 : the Millennium Development Goals and urban sustainability : 30 years of shaping the Habitat Agenda by United Nations Human Settlements Programme( Book )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is generally assumed that urban populations are healthier, more literate and more prosperous than rural populations. However, this volume shows that the urban poor suffer from an urban penalty: Slum dwellers in developing countries are as badly off if not worse off than their rural relatives.--Publisher's description
State of the world's cities : harmonious cities by United Nations Human Settlements Programme( Book )

13 editions published in 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report adopts the concept of Harmonious Cities as a theoretical framework in order to understand today's urban world, and also as an operational tool to confront the most important challenges facing urban areas and their development processes. It recognises that tolerance, diversity, social justice and good governance, all of which are inter-related, as as important to sustainable urban development as physical planning. It addresses national concerns by searching for solutions at the city level. For that purpose, it focuses on three key areas: spatial or regional harmony, which examines the main drivers of urban growth in the developing world and explores the spatial nuances of economic and social policies; social harmony, which presents and analyses new data on urban inequalities worldwide and describes the types of shelter deprivations experienced bu slum dwellers in developing world regions; and environmental harmony, which examines the role of cities in the climate change debate, and the impact of global warming on the most vulnerable cities. The report also assesses the various intangible assets within cities that contribute to harmony, such as cultural heritage, sense of place and memory and the complex set of social and symbolic relationships that glue cities meaning. It argues that these intangible assets represent the soul of the city and are as important for harmonious urban development as tangible assets
State of the world's cities 2010/2011 : bridging the urban divide by United Nations Centre for Human Settlements( Book )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title analyzes the complex social, political, economic and cultural dynamics of urban environments. In particular, the book focuses on the concept of the 'right to the city' and ways in which many urban dwellers are excluded from the advantages of city life, exploring links among poverty, inequality, slum formation and economic growth
Hidden cities : unmasking and overcoming health inequities in urban settings by World Health Organization( Book )

12 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The joint WHO and UN-HABITAT report, Hidden cities: unmasking and overcoming health inequities in urban settings, is being released at a turning point in human history. For the first time ever, the majority of the world's population is living in cities, and this proportion continues to grow. Putting this into numbers, in 1990 fewer than 4 in 10 people lived in urban areas. In 2010, more than half live in cities, and by 2050 this proportion will grow to 7 out of every 10 people. The number of urban residents is growing by nearly 60 million every year. This demographic transition from rural to urban, or urbanization, has far-reaching consequences. Urbanization has been associated with overall shifts in the economy, away from agriculture-based activities and towards mass industry, technology and service. High urban densities have reduced transaction costs, made public spending on infrastructure and services more economically viable, and facilitated generation and diffusion of knowledge, all of which have fuelled economic growth"--Page ix
Tomorrow's crises today : the humanitarian impact of urbanisation by Chris Horwood( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the effect of living in today's cities has on the millions of people who already live in metropolises, and those who are daily being drawn into them from the countryside, by the millions. Using 10 cities from around the world as illustrations of different crises that face today's urban poor, this publication seeks to emphasise the urgent needs of many in the city. It is been said that the real battles to achieve the Millennium Development Goals will be fought in the cities.--Publisher's description
State of the world's cities, 2012/2013 : prosperity of cities by United Nations( Book )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The city is the home of prosperity. It is the place where human beings find satisfaction of basic needs and access to essential public goods. The city is also where ambitions, aspirations and other material and immaterial aspects of life are realized, providing contentment and happiness. It is a locus at which the prospects of prosperity and individual and collective well-being can be increased. What this new edition of State of the world's cities shows is that prosperity for all has been compromised by a narrow focus on economic growth. UN-Habitat suggests a fresh approach to prosperity beyond the solely economic emphasis, including other vital dimensions such as quality of life, adequate infrastructures, equity and environmental sustainability. The Report proposes a new tool - the City Prosperity Index - together with a conceptual matrix, the Wheel of Prosperity, both of which are meant to assist decision makers to design clear policy interventions. The Report advocates for the need of cities to enhance the public realm, expand public goods and consolidate rights to the 'commons' for all as a way to expand prosperity. This comes in response to the observed trend of enclosing or restricting these goods and commons in enclaves of prosperity, or depleting them through unsustainable use. - Publisher
UN-Habitat and the Kenya slum upgrading programme : strategy document by Raakel Syrjanen( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The state of Arab cities 2012 : challenges of urban transition( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Arab world has played a very important role in the history of urbanization. It is the region where urban civilization was born and where urban matters have been addressed for centuries. The Arab urban civilization, as it has evolved over the past millennium, has generated some of the most beautiful cities in the world. This publication is the first ever to comprehensively analyze urbanization processes in the Arab States through the review of its four sub-regions: the Maghreb, the Mashreq, the Gulf Cooperation Council countries and the least-developed Arab countries of the Southern Tier
The state of Latin American and Caribbean cities 2012 : towards a new urban transition( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With 80% of its population living in cities, Latin America and the Caribbean is the most urbanized region on the planet. Located here are some of the largest and bes-known cities, like Mexico City, São Paulo, Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, Bogota, Lima and Santiago. The region also boasts hundreds of smaller cities that stand out because of their dynamism and creativity. This edition of State of Latin American and Caribbean cities presents teh current situation of the region's urban world, including the demographic, economic, social, environmental, urban and institutional conditions in which cities are developing." -- p.4 of cover
 
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The challenge of slums : global report on human settlements, 2003
Alternative Names

controlled identityUnited Nations Centre for Human Settlements

controlled identityUnited Nations. Commission on Human Settlements

controlled identityUnited Nations Habitat and Human Settlements Foundation

Da Malgaro da Millatūno da Habītāt Idārah

Daftar-i Habītāt-i Milal-i Muttaḥid

Daftar-i Iskān-i Bashar-i Milal-i Muttaḥid

Human Settlements Programme

Human Settlements Programme United Nations

International Institute for Environment and Development Human Settlements Programme

Malgare Millatūnah Habīṭaṭ

Malgaro Millatūnah Habītāt

Nacions Unides. Human Settlements Programme

Nations Unies Human Settlements Programme

Nations Unies Programme pour les établissements humains

ONU-Habitat

ONU-HABITAT (Programme des Nations Unies pour les établissements humains)

Organizace spojených národů Human Settlements Programme

Organizacja Narodów Zjednoczonych United Nations Human Settlements Programme

PNUEH

PNUEH (Programme des Nations Unies pour les établissements humains)

Programa de las Naciones Unidas para los asentamientos humanos

Programa de Naciones Unidas para los Asentamientos Humanos

Programme des Nations Unies pour les établissements humaines

UN-Habitat.

UN-HABITAT (United Nations Human Settlements Programme)

UNH

UNHABITAT

United Nations Human Settlement Programme

United nations human settlements programme

United Nations Malgare Millatūnah

United nations programme for human settlements

United Nations United Nations Human Settlements Programme

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Enhancing urban safety and security : global report on human settlements 2007Planning sustainable cities : global report on human settlements 2009The state of the world's cities 2004/2005 : globalization and urban cultureCities and climate change : global report on human settlements, 2011Water and sanitation in the world's cities : local action for global goalsSolid waste management in the world's cities : water and sanitation in the world's cities 2010Financing urban shelter : global report on human settlements, 2005Meeting development goals in small urban centres : water and sanitation in the world's cities, 2006