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Title The state of the world's cities 2004/2005 : globalization and urban culture / United Nations Human Settlements Programme
Edition 2004/2005
Published London ; Sterling, Va. : Earthscan, 2004


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 MELB  307.76 Unh/Sot  AVAILABLE
Description xviii, 198 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents 1. The impacts of globalization on cities -- 2. Cultural strategies for urban development -- 3. Metropolitanization -- 4. International migration : socio-economic and cultural implications -- 5. Assessing living conditions : focus on urban poverty -- 6. Urban governance : safety and transparency in a globalizing world -- 7. Globalization and the changing culture of planning
Summary "As towns and cities grow at unprecedented rates, sustainable urbanization is one of the most pressing challenges facing the global community in the 21st century. Cities are the hub of much national production and consumption - economic and social processes that generate wealth and form urban culture." "The State of the World's Cities 2004/2005 looks at how this potential can be used to address current challenges and create dynamic, multicultural and inclusive urban settings. Using extensive examples and illustrations, and with contributions from many of the world's leading urban scholars, it lays out the conditions for a new culture of planning, involving civil society as well as public authorities, to ensure participation of even the most marginalized sectors."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Globalization -- Social aspects.
Cities and towns -- Growth.
Urban ecology (Sociology)
Urban economics.
Cities and towns.
Sociology, Urban.
Author United Nations Human Settlements Programme.
LC no. 2004016349
ISBN 184407160X paperback
1844071596 hb
9211317053 UN-Habitat paperback
9211317061 UN-Habitat hardback
Other Titles State of the world's cities