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The Challenge of Slums: Global Report on Human Settlements 2003

By: United Nations Human Settlement Prgramme (UN-HABITAT)

352 pages, Figs, tabs, maps


Paperback | Dec 2003 | #144542 | ISBN: 1844070379
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Presents the first global assessment of slums, emphasizing their problems and prospects. Using a newly formulated operational definition of slums, it presents estimates of the numbers of urban slum dwellers and examines the factors at all levels, from local to global, that underlie the formation of slums as well as their social, spatial and economic characteristics and dynamics.

'This book presents the first global assessment of slums, emphasising their problems and prospects.' Oxfam Development Resources Review 'Case studies, statistics, bibliography, and index complement a detailed, lucid, and impressive exposition of the anatomy of the slum.' CHOICE Middletown, CT Aug 2004 'Excellent resource for anyone interested in urban topics in developing nations, and as baseline for thinking about future development policy' FUTURE SURVEY 26:2 February 2004


CONTENTS Foreword Introduction Acknowledgements List of Figures, Boxes and Tables List of Acronyms and Abbreviations Key Findings and Messages Prologue: Urban Growth and Housing Population Explosion and Urban Expansion Accommodating Growth The Focus of this Report Notes PART I - SHARPENING THE GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT AGENDA 1 Development Context and the Millennium Agenda Cities Without Slums? The failure of governance Institutional and legal failure The Millennium Development Agenda Understanding Slums 2 Urbanization Trends and Forces Shaping Slums Socio-Economic Inequality Challenges to Sustainable Urbanization 3 Cities and Slums within Globalizing Economies Inequality and Poverty The Retreat of the State The Local and the Global PART II - ASSESSING SLUMS IN THE DEVELOPMENT CONTEXT 4 Social Dimensions Historical Context and Evolution of Social Stratification Patterns Social Attributes and Functions of Slums Slums within Urban Society 5 Territoriality and Spatial Forms Slums Formation Processes and Spatial Types Origins and Age Location Size and Scale Legality, Vulnerability and Spatial Forms Development Dynamics 6 Economic Dynamics Labour Force Growth Informality within Urban Settings Slums in the Housing Sector PART III - SEARCHING FOR ADEQUATE POLICY RESPONSES AND ACTIONS 7 New Policy Developments at the National and Global Levels Search for Affordable Alternatives at the National Level Past and Present Approaches to Slums at the National and Local Levels Recent Contextual Changes International Actors Dealing with Slums and Their Priorities Pressing Issues 8 Civil Society in Action Residents in Action Community-Based Organizations in Action Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in Action Urban-Sector CBOs and NGOs The Challenges Faced by NGOs and CBOs 9 Towards Inclusive Cities: Reconsidering Development Priorities Policy Issues and Strategies for Inclusive Cities Enabling Local Policy to Work Epilogue: Looking Forward - Moving Ahead PART IV SUMMARY OF CITY CASE STUDIES Overview of Case Studies Case Study Highlights Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire Ahmedabad, India Bangkok, Thailand Barcelona, Spain Beirut, Lebanon Bogota, Colombia Cairo, Egypt Chengdu, China Colombo, Sri Lanka Durban, South Africa Havana, Cuba Ibadan, Nigeria Jakarta, Indonesia Karachi, Pakistan Kolkata, India Los Angeles, US Lusaka, Zambia Manila, Philippines Mexico City, Mexico Moscow, Russian Federation Nairobi, Kenya Naples, Italy Newark, US Phnom Penh, Cambodia Quito, Ecuador Rabat-Sale, Morocco Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Sao Paulo, Brazil Sydney, Australia Notes PART V - STATISTICAL ANNEX Technical Notes Methodological Notes Data Tables Regional-Level Data A.1 Demographic indicators A.2 Housing indicators A.3 Economic and social indicators Country-Level Data B.1 Size and growth of total population and households B.2 Urbanization trends, size and growth of urban and rural population B.3 Housing-ownership and water and toilet facilities, selected countries B.4 Access to improved water sourc

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