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More than 900 million people currently live in urban slums and the number is growing as rapid urbanization continues in the developing world. A Home in the City urges countries to strengthen their focus on the growing urban crisis and improving the lives of slum dwellers. Proposed are specific investments and policy changes required at local and national levels to create a vibrant, equitable and productive urban environment. It underscores the need for close strategic partnerships between local authorities and organizations of the urban poor for slum upgrading and improved urban management. From adopting citywide strategies and establishing adequate and affordable infrastructure and services, to building effective public transport and constructing low-income housing, it offers valuable methods to prevent future slum formation and to improve the lives of at least 100 million slum dwellers by 2020.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781844072309
ISBN-10: 1844072304
Format: Paperback
(253mm x 177mm x 10mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Earthscan Ltd
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 3-May-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - The UN Millennium Project

UN Millennium Project Task Force on Improving the Lives of Slum Dwellers led by Pietro Garau, Coordinator, Elliott D. Sclar, Coordinator, and Gabriella Carolini. The UN Millennium Project and its Task Forces comprise more than 250 scientists, development practitioners, parliamentarians, policy-makers, and representatives from civil society, UN agencies, the World Bank, the IMF, and the private sector.