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State of the World’s Cities 2006/2007
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  • State of the World’s Cities 2004/2005 - Globalization and Urban Culture
    It is generally assumed that urban populations are healthier, more literate and more prosperous than rural populations. However, UN-HABITAT’s State of the World’s Cities Report 2006/7 has broken new ground by showing 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.

    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: 92/1/131811-4
    HS Number: HS/814/06E
    Series Title: - Not available -
    Pages: 204
    Year: 2006
    Publisher: UN-HABITAT
    Co-Publisher : - Not available -
    Languages: English
    Themes: Information and Monitoring
    Branch/Office: General
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    The misconception that the general economic system in the urban area is basically born in the national economic parameters.Statistics which overlooks the real daily expenditure of each urban dweller and only uses average of few individuals. A lot of factors play a role in such statistics such as the availability of the person ,the varied expense per day, and disparities in the distribution of resources.For example much of the resources needed in the areas with people in need are concentrated on areas where it is less needed and that brings the issue of access to them.Moreover many of the personalities responsible for such roles concentrate much on political matters and other issues so that the cry of the slum dweller in the same city is often overlooked. Roads leading to the slums,settlements are dilapidated, sanitary and water supply arein limited supply and securiy is far from better,worse.Living condition in urban areas is expensive and is made worse with the high rate of unemployment or lack of proper education due to lack of finance, so that opting to live in the slums is inevitable.Consequently, there is overcrowding in these areas and heightened crimes becomes an alternative unfortunately. Hellen Anyango Obed
    Indeed, the urban population enjoy a demanding life, a day-to-day higher expenditure with less income. They do not produce, and the majority depend on informal small scale business. There is too much vulnerability, unployment, insecurity and misbehavior. Domingos Tsucane
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    True, slum dwellers in developing nations are worse off than their rural relatives because all their income is spent on poor shelter and feeding. Most people in this category fail to access the following services: health facilities and education for their offspring. However, such people often prefer to remain in the city claiming that atleast they can pocket a few Shillings on a daily basis, not realising that these few Shillings are to be consumed on daily basis while their life continues to deteriorate unlike the case for the rural relative. Masitula Munyaami Male
    I am facinated by the revelation of the publication. Jimoh Folorunso Are
    I like very much your publication. I have the 2003 publication. rovena Tashi
    It is a rewarding experience the active participation in Habitat Meetings. CITIES are the future of our civil life but at the same time offer many challenges for a global common togetherness for working hard in order to improve their environmental life and transforming contemporary slums into vital neighborhoods. This book is broadening our horizons and enriching our knowledge worlds. KALLIRROI NICOLIS
    This is a very informative and analytical account of the global situation of urban poverty and management. JOHNSON FALADE
    I hope the world will be a better place to live in by 2015. Up to this time, you are doing a commedable job Francis Maingaila
    I am really interested in UN-Habitat project fajrin
    Good to know the state of the world's city is a compulsory task for every human being. madu segun
    This ground breaking result will act as an impetus to furthering urban research and will lead towards formulating sustainable policy options to be opted. Nahiduzzaman
    Urban residents as a whole are penalized due to the growing population of urban poor. Inadeqaucies of local and national governments forces the urban poor to occupy spaces illegally,which unfortunately jeopardises the life of the urban residents. An excellent publication! Dr. Roxana Hafiz
    The External Back Caught My Impression at the Headquarter Of United nations HQ In New York. It was O.K. Ayeni Kayode
    Every one of the UN-Habitat Publications like this has a loaded benefits. The benefits will be great for every member who can afford it. Ayeni Kayode
    The External Back Caught My Impression as the Headquarter Of United nations HQ In New York. It was O.K. Ayeni Kayode
    For me, conclusions of some research work which indicate the relative advantage of rural areas than those poor districts in large cities are nightmares. These conclusions point out the poor level of urban management in large cities. This failure will destroy not only the urban environment but also the rural area. The cosequences are unbearable for the next generations. A country like Egypt should maintain the push forces in rural areas, but has to create other living spaces other than the existing urban agglomerations. Prof. Tarek Abou-Zekry
    One can realize their is a need of ruralization of urban areas and vice versa in terms of environmental, social and economic considerations. Although a single recipie can not work for all situations and their has to be a very strong contextual basis for every planning decision. I feel that the reading exposes one to more holistic thinking one urban issues. M. Irfan Tariq
    This is a very useful book all decision makers concerning the urban planning should read it. Myself I am doing a piece of research about poor and urban land use in Minia city - upper Egyptian city - It will present a new Geographic aspect of that issue. Dr. Mohamed Albdry
    This is a true testimony especially in the area of environment, sanitation and water safety and ist availabilty that basing on this urban data in this useful book, policy makers, planners and community developers need the book to come up with strategies to adress urban poverty an environmental threat especially in developing countries WEKESA A. WAFULA
    This is very well thought forum, congraculations. I want to concentrate on mainly one area of survival in the slum, water.aceess to clean safe water is a pipe dream for all the slum residents due to limited amount of water generally in the cities, not to mention the now effects of global warming. The kind of reasoning i have is that, water use in the city should be made as efficient as possible by coming up wih water conserving technologies to allow abundancy for all. the quality of life in this dimension on the rural population cannot equal this.Fresh water from springs and rivers serve the rural residents. elias
    This book is an informative document for me in my research work in Jaipur city of Rajasthan state of India, and in Hisar City of Haryana, India. As I do my research in the selected slums I used it to compare the infrastrusture, water, sanitation, and found similar conditions in my slums. I will always use it to help slum women in finding solutions to their problems. bimla
    Something has to be done and very fast too,to check the negative effects of urbanisation worldover.Otherwise, it will threaten the very existence of urban life. However, UN-Habitat is doing great work. Divine Ezukanma
    Great. oussama
    I have read only remarks and seems to be wonderful work. Dr. SATYA BHUSHAN
    Excellent Jorge
    I have soo much liked this publication. Pade Joseph Walter
    Excellent Jose Pinzon
    A good guide for urban development solutions Themba Hani
    excellent DI Palma maria
    This book seems to have a very comprehensive view of cities and their environmental and economical effects as population increases. Ben Coburn
    This is like a reminder that there is so much poverty and underdevelopment around us. We all need to do more to address this sorry state we are in at the moment especially on the issue of affordable and decent housing. Ikechukwu okoye
    The brief statement on the book sounds interesting. Themba Zakade
    Though urban centres are the engines of economic growth, the poor living conditions in the slums has increased the rich-poor divide and there is a need to promote inclusive growth. This is an excellent publication. alkesh sharma
    It is one book every African leader should read. I wish the price would be made more affordable for most of us living below the poverty line. US $35 is way much to the highest. ommotto
    I woulld like to have a copy but still i am not able to.... benjamin
    Excellent Daniel Moussougan
    True, though some Sub-Saharan national and regional statistics overlook this fact. Most sub-saharan governments tend to prioritise funding programmes/projects for rural areas on the basis of bigger geographical areas with relatively higher populations of poor people. Such governments often fail to provide similar funding opportunities for their bigger municipalities. Yet most of these municipalities have big slums with some of the poorest communities in such nations. Daniel Omodo - McMondo
    Urban environment in developing countries is deteriorating causing more calamities and danger to health of the people.This book is highly relevant in the present context. Prof Baby Paul K
    great information about the subject. very clear and understandable benjamin
    A very well thought out compendium to ideas that are now filling the cyberwaves - of sharing prosperity through our cities rather than the perpetual struggle to alleviate urban poverty. The idea of setting up a city propserity index provides a useful benchmakrk for city officials to self-evaluate performance against their peers. The overall packaging of the report has also been excellent. Vijay Jagannathan
    its a great work.quite revealing. joseph oladimeji
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