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State of the World’s Cities Report: Bridging the Urban Divide 2010/11

Author: United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT)
Organisation: United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT)
Publish Date: 2010
Country: Global
Sector: Economic
Theme: Poverty
Type: Report
Language: English
Tags: Cities, Urban Poor, Poverty, Urbanization, Social, Economic

This report examines the social, economic, cultural and political drivers of urban poverty and deprivation. It argues that much inequality and injustice stems from inadequate policy-making and planning by local authorities and central governments alike. Typical remedies include removing barriers that prevent access to land, housing, infrastructure and basic services, and facilitating rather than inhibiting participation and citizenship. The report also emphasizes that lasting gains are best achieved through a combination of local action and national enabling policies
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