UN-HABITAT today announced the publication of its flagship report, The State of the World’s Cities 2004/2005 charting the progress and the challenges we face in this rapidly urbanising world.
With contributions from some of the world’s leading urban scholars, writers and experts, this report carries extensive examples, illustrations and facts that are of use to experts and non-experts alike.
First published in 2001, this major UN-HABITAT now published every two years, represents a further milestone in the efforts of the United Nations to gather, promote, and disseminate information for policy makers and the public at large.
It is both a working tool and reference manual, as well as an interesting review of the way cities are growing in both positive and negative ways. It is illustrated by a fascinating series of essays by leading journalists, writers and experts who explain how modern urban trends affect us in every day life. Published jointly by UN-HABITAT and Earthscan, The State of the World’s Cities 2004/2005 makes for essential reading by the widest possible audience.
The report will be formally launched at the World Urban Forum in Barcelona on Tuesday, 14 September.