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State of the World's Cities 2012/2013 , Prosperity of Cities
State of the World's Cities (Series title)
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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.

Other titles in the State of the World's Cities Series:

  • The State of the World’s Cities Report 2001
  • Globalization and Urban Culture: 2004/2005
  • The Millenium Development Goals and Urban Sustainability: 2006/2007
  • Harmonious Cities: 2008/2009
  • Cities for All: Bridging the Urban Divide: 2010/2011
  • Prosperity of Cities: 2012/2013

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ISBN Series Number: 978-92-1-133397-8
ISBN: 978-92-1-132494-5
HS Number: HS/080/12E
Series Title: State of the World's Cities
Pages: 152
Year: 2012
Publisher: UN-HABITAT
Co-Publisher : - Not available -
Languages: English
Themes: Urban Development and Management
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Branch/Office: Executive Director
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Good. Vamsee K
Very interesting publication. I would be interested by the technical note on the CPI calculation. best regards ringeard
Thank you DO
right Ravilya
cities Seung Min
Excellent publication but I would like to have the complete report in order to understand how to estimate the City Prosperity Index. Juancarlos Landaure
THankx Ngam
This is just terrific! How can we get hard copies? Emily Silverman
Trés interressant pour qui a travaillé sur les villes africaines depuis ... Claude BAEHREL
Este documento nos servirá como guía para la planeación urbana de Hermosillo, Sonora, México Adelaida Bustamante Ortega
helpful pauline
Very interesting publication Pankov Vlad
excellent PATTY
Wonderful--should be better publicized. Don Reeb
An excellent study. I always look forward for studies on this series, throws light on the cities progress and the achievements of the policy makers. arjun
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