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United Nations Human Settlements Programme

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Works: 744 works in 1,297 publications in 3 languages and 12,904 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Periodicals 
Roles: Editor, Publisher, Printer
Classifications: HT151, 307.76
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The challenge of slums global report on human settlements, 2003 by United Nations Human Settlements Programme ( )
13 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,493 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
The state of the world's cities 2004/2005 globalization and urban culture by United Nations ( )
13 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This report not only documents problems in the world's cities, it directs our attention to policies, programmes and projects that can help to create multicultural and inclusive cities. As the report emphasizes ... we need to plan for cities of difference, and capitalize on the benefits of multicultural existence. This requires the engagement of all non-governmental and community stakeholders, on the basis of legislation that guarantees citizens' rights to the city, and judicial systems that enforce those rights. By addressing the relationship between globalization, culture and poverty within ci
Tomorrow's crises today the humanitarian impact of urbanisation ( )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 529 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
Solid waste management in the world's cities water and sanitation in the world's cities 2010 by United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) ( )
11 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Using the framework of Integrated Sustainable Waste Management, the report presents unprecedented research from 22 cities across six continents. It describes the rich diversity of waste management systems used throughout the world drawing out the practical lessons for policymakers."--pub. desc
The state of the world's cities 2010/2011 bridging the urban divide by UN-Habitat (Nairobi) ( )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 457 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
Enhancing urban safety and security : global report on human settlements 2007 by United Nations Human Settlements Programme ( Book )
13 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 457 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."--BOOK JACKET
Cairo a city in transition by Chris Horwood ( )
5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Meeting development goals in small urban centres water and sanitation in the world's cities, 2006 by United Nations Human Settlements Programme ( )
10 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A sequel to "Water and Sanitation in the World's Cities" (2003), this volume focuses on the deficiencies in the provision of water and sanitation where most of the populations of the developing world live: in towns and small cities. It is useful for professionals and researchers, and also helpful for teachers and students of urban development
Hidden cities unmasking and overcoming health inequities in urban settings by World Health Organization ( )
10 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 382 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" - p. ix
Water and sanitation in the world's cities : local action for global goals ( Book )
9 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 339 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."--BOOK JACKET
The state of the world's cities ( )
in English and held by 333 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
Financing urban shelter : global report on human settlements, 2005 by United Nations Human Settlements Programme ( Book )
17 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 276 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
Cities and climate change : global report on human settlements, 2011 ( Book )
15 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 271 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
Planning sustainable cities : global report on human settlements 2009 ( )
7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 263 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 2006/2007 : the Millennium Development Goals and urban sustainability : 30 years of shaping the Habitat Agenda ( )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 144 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 ( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 141 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
Urban world ( )
6 editions published in 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Global atlas of excreta, wastewater sludge, and biosolids management : moving forward the sustainable and welcome uses of a global resource ( Book )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Provides a picture of how a portion of the world's population manages biosolids; an outgrowth of a 2007 International Water Assocaition Biosolids Conference
Urban trialogues : visions, projects, co-productions ( Book )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Financial management for local government by Kay Spearman ( Book )
6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This series is designed to cover all aspects of sound financial management for local governments in developed and developing countries and economies in transition. Concepts of good governance, transparency and accountability are woven into the text of every chapter, and the needs and potential obstacles to greater decentralization and democracy are highlighted. Each volume is self-contained with its own Trainer's Guide, exercises and web resources. Chapters are divided into basic and advanced concepts and the detailed relationship of each topic to the others covered in the series is explained"--Publisher's description
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identity United Nations Centre for Human Settlements

controlled identity United Nations. Commission on Human Settlements

controlled identity United 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
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 Abkuerzung
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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