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State of World Population (2007): Unleashing the Potential of Urban Growth
In 2008, the world reaches a momentous milestone:

 
Our Price: $45.00
By George Martine (au); Alex Marshall (ed)
Year: 2007
Pages: 99
Binding Paperback
ISBN 9.78E+12

Product Code: 1422317331

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In 2008, the world reaches a momentous milestone: For the first time in history, more than half its human population, 3.3 billion people, will be living in urban areas. By 2030, this is expected to swell to almost 5 billion. Many of the new urbanites will be poor. Their future, the future of cities in developing countries, the future of humanity itself, all depend on decisions made now in preparations for this growth. Contents of this report: (1) The Promise of Urban Growth; (2) People in Cities: Hope Countering Desolation; (3) Rethinking Policy on Urban Poverty; (4) The Social & Sustainable Use of Space; (5) Urbanization & Sustainability in the 21st Century; & (6) A Vision for a Sustainable Urban Future: Policy, Information & Governance. Illus.

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