• During the next 12 months, the world will reach a tipping point and for the first time in history the world’s population will be more urban than rural
• Epidemic disease, overcrowding, malnutrition, crime – how can the growth of these and other problems be avoided in an urbanized world?
• This new volume from UN-HABITAT, the world’s leading authority on urban development, unpicks the issues and proposes practical policy reforms.
The year 2007 will mark a turning point in human history: the world’s urban population will for the first time exceed the world’s rural population. But with the concomitant strain this will place upon current urban infrastructures, what does this mean for the state of our cities – especially those experiencing the highest rates of ‘in-migration’ (influx of people to cities) in the developing world?