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close this bookThe Human Settlements Conditions of the World's Urban Poor (UNCHS/HABITAT; 1996; 233 pages)
View the documentPreface
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Open this folder and view contentsI. Introduction
Open this folder and view contentsII. The concept and scale of urban poverty
Open this folder and view contentsIII. The urban economy
Open this folder and view contentsIV. Recent trends in the human settlements conditions of the world’s urban poor
Open this folder and view contentsV. Reaching the urban poor
Open this folder and view contentsVI. Reducing the human settlements problem of the urban poor
Open this folder and view contentsVII. Agenda for future work
Open this folder and view contentsVIII. Conclusions and recommendations
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The Human Settlements Conditions of the World's Urban Poor

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Substandard housing still remains in urban centres as shown in Singapore. Urban renewal programmes are improving those conditions.


Shelter construction with job creation through community efforts and partnerships with local governments - Pacatuba, Fortaleza, Brazil. Photo: G. Lüdeking, UNCHS (Habitat)


Thai children faced with urban poverty, a widespread problem with social and political consequences. Photo: Camerapix, Nairobi

United Nations Centre for Human Settlements (Habitat)

Nairobi, 1996

This document has been reproduced without formal editing.

The designations employed and the presentation of the material in this publication do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Secretariat of the United Nations concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers of boundaries.

Reference to names of firms and commercial products and processes does not imply their endorsement by the United Nations, and a failure to mention a particular firm, commercial product or process is not a sign of disapproval.

United Nations Centre for Human Settlements (Habitat) publications can be obtained from UNCHS (Habitat)’s Regional Offices or directly from the United Nations Centre for Human Settlements (Habitat), Information, Audio-visual and Documentation Division, P.O. Box 30030, Nairobi, Kenya (Fax: 254-2-604060/624333). A catalogue of publications and audio-visual material is available from the same address.

HS/391/96E
ISBN 92-1-131300-7

 

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