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Defined Urbanization Essay

9210 words - 37 pages

Sustainable Urbanisation Achieving Agenda 21
August 2002

This paper is a joint venture between UN-HABITAT and the UK Government Department for International Development (DFID). It was prepared by Carole Rakodi and Fiona Nunan of the International Development Department, School of Public Policy, University of Birmingham, UK and Douglas McCallum, from McCallum Consultancy, Scotland. The project was co-ordinated by Jochen Eigen of UN- HABITAT and Susan Loughhead of the Infrastructure and Urban Development Department, DFID, with inputs from other staff members of UN-HABITAT and DFID. The paper was prepared with financial support from DFID, but the views expressed do not necessarily reflect the policy of DFID or the United Nations.
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Sustainable Urbanisation Achieving Agenda 21
August 2002

Foreword
Summary ..................................................................................................................................................4
1. Sustainable Urbanisation - Achieving Sustainable Development ................................................6
2. Urbanisation
• The process of urbanisation ................................................................................................................8 • An urbanising world ............................................................................................................................8 • Patterns of urbanisation ......................................................................................................................9
3. The Challenges of Sustainable Urbanisation
• The challenge of economic sustainability and poverty reduction ........................................................10...

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