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State of the World's Cities 2012/2013: Prosperity of Cities

Author: United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT)
Organisation: United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT)
Publish Date: 2012
Country: Global
Sector: Development
Method: Scenarios
Theme: Futures
Type: Report
Language: English
Tags: Urban prosperity, Urban infrastructures, Quality of life, Policies, Planning and design

This Report focuses on the notion of prosperity and its realisation in urban areas. It calls for a new type of city – one that: (i) is more 'people-centred;' (ii) includes vital dimensions such as quality of life, adequate infrastructures, equity and environmental sustainability; (iii) reduces disaster risks and vulnerabilities for the poor; (iv) builds resilience; (v) creates harmony; and (vi) promotes prosperity; and stimulates local job creation and social diversity. It recommends that those engaged in development work need to explore a more inclusive notion of prosperity and development.
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