Challenge of Slums by United Nations: Human Settlements Programme
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Challenge of Slums
By United Nations: Human Settlements Programme

The Challenge of Slums

Global Report on Human Settlements 2003

By (author) See other recent books by United Nations: Human Settlements Programme
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $104.00
Your Price: $93.60 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $10.40! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $4.68 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available, ships in 7-10 days, Not for Xmas



Challenge of Slums by United Nations: Human Settlements Programme

Book Description

The Challenge of Slums 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 number of urban slum dwellers and examines the factors at all level, from local to global, that underlie the formation of slums as well as their social, spatial and economic characteristics and dynamics. It goes on to evaluate the principal policy responses to the slum challenge of the last few decades. From this assessment, the immensity of the challenges that slums pose is clear. Almost 1 billion people live in slums, the majority in the developing world where over 40 per cent of the urban population are slum dwellers. The number is growing and will continue to increase unless there is serious and concerted action by municipal authorities, governments, civil society and the international community. This report points the way forward and identifies the most promising approaches to achieving the United Nations Millennium Declaration targets for improving the lives of slum dwellers by scaling up participatory slum upgrading and poverty reduction programmes. The Global Report on Human Settlements is the most authoritative and up-to-date assessment of conditions and trends in the world's cities. Written in clear language and supported by informative graphics, case studies and extensive statistical data, it will be an essential tool and reference for researchers, academics, planners, public authorities and civil society organizations around the world.

Buy Challenge of Slums book by United Nations: Human Settlements Programme from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9781844070374
ISBN-10: 1844070379
Format: Paperback
(297mm x 210mm x 19mm)
Pages: 344
Imprint: Earthscan Ltd
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Challenge of Slums book by United Nations: Human Settlements Programme and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by United Nations: Human Settlements Programme close
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close