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United Nations Human Settlements Programme

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Works: 771 works in 1,395 publications in 3 languages and 13,874 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Periodicals 
Roles: Editor, Printer, Publisher
Classifications: HT151, 307.76
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The challenge of slums global report on human settlements, 2003 by United Nations Human Settlements Programme( )
16 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 number of urban slum dwellers and examines the factors at all level from local to global that underlie the formation of slums as well as their social spatial and economic characteristics and dynamics. It goes on to evaluate the principal policy responses to the slum challenge of the last few decades. From this assessment the immensity of the challenges that slums pose is clear. Almost 1 billion peopl
The state of the world's cities 2004/2005 globalization and urban culture by United Nations( )
14 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 812 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 656 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
Cairo a city in transition by Chris Horwood( )
5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Solid waste management in the world's cities water and sanitation in the world's cities 2010 by UN-HABITAT( )
10 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 519 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)( )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 462 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 )
15 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 458 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
Hidden cities unmasking and overcoming health inequities in urban settings by World Health Organization( )
10 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hidden cities highlights the challenges and opportunities urbanization brings and its effect on the well-being of all urbanites. While it is generally understood that city dwellers on average, enjoy better health than their rural counterparts, very little is nown about health differences that exist within cities. The report Hidden Cities reveals the urban health inequities that are the result of the circumstances in which people grow, live, work and age, and the health systems they can access. No city--large or small, rich or poor, east or west, north or south--has been show to be immune to the problem of health inequity. The future of our urban world has yet to be realized, but brings both a price and a promise. To what extent we will pay the price, as opposed to fulfilling the promise is in our hands
Meeting development goals in small urban centres water and sanitation in the world's cities, 2006 by United Nations Human Settlements Programme( )
9 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 417 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 ( )
in English and held by 348 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
Water and sanitation in the world's cities : local action for global goals ( Book )
10 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 346 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
Planning sustainable cities : global report on human settlements 2009 by United Nations Human Settlements Programme( )
17 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 345 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
Cities and climate change : global report on human settlements, 2011 by United Nations Human Settlements Programme( Book )
17 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 286 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
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 277 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
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( )
13 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 195 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
Planning and design for sustainable urban mobility : global report on human settlements 2013 by United Nations Human Settlements Programme( Book )
12 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 193 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." Présentation de l'éditeur
State of the world's cities : harmonious cities by United Nations Human Settlements Programme( Book )
11 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 191 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 140 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 )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 107 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
 
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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
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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