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Title Tomorrow's crises today : the humanitarian impact of urbanisation / [project manager, Chris Horwood ; contributing writers, Tom Phillips and others]
Published [Nairobi, Kenya] : OCHA/IRIN : UN-HABITAT : AusAID, ©2007


Description 1 online resource (112 pages) : color illustrations, maps
Contents Overview : tomorrow's crises today -- Delhi : drinking the city dry -- Lagos : crisis of management -- Dhaka : reaping the whirlwind -- Addis : putting food on the table -- Rio : fighting for the favelas -- Jakarta : battling to breathe -- Cairo : sheltering the urban poor -- El Alto : labouring to survive -- Luanda : living in the Hot Zone -- Ulaanbaatar : painful transitions
Summary Explores the effect of living in today's cities has on the millions of people who already live in metropolises, and those who are daily being drawn into them from the countryside, by the millions. Using 10 cities from around the world as illustrations of different crises that face today's urban poor, this publication seeks to emphasise the urgent needs of many in the city. It is been said that the real battles to achieve the Millennium Development Goals will be fought in the cities.--Publisher's description
Notes "Contributing writers: Tom Phillips - chapter 6; Paddy Flanagan - chapter 5; Jaspreet Kindra - chapter 10; Jean Friedman-Rudovsky, Luis Gomes & Julie Lafreniere - chapter 9; Dulue Mbachu & Julie Lafreniere - chapter 3; Chris Horwood - chapters 1,2,4,7,8,11 ... Project manager and book design: Chris Horwood"--Title page verso
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 111-112)
Notes Funded by the Australian Government (AusAID)
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Subject Urbanization -- Social aspects
Slums -- Developing countries
Urban poor -- Developing countries
Urban policy -- Developing countries
Humanitarian assistance -- Developing countries
Humanitarian assistance.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Sociology -- Urban.
Humanitarian assistance.
Urban policy.
Urban poor.
Urbanization -- Social aspects.
Developing countries.
Form Electronic book
Author Horwood, Chris.
Phillips, Tom
Integrated Regional Information Networks.
United Nations Human Settlements Programme.
Australian Agency for International Development.
ISBN 9789210545952
Other Titles Humanitarian impact of urbanisation
Humanitarian impact of urbanization