This is the premier edition of State of World Cities, now a biennual flagship publication of UN-HABITAT. With a foreword by UN Secretary-General Kofi Anan and an introduction by UN-HABITAT Executive Director Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka, the publication was the first attempt by UN-HABITAT to monitor, analyze and report on major areas of the Habitat Agenda in terms of the realities faced by urban population and urban policy makers.
Other titles in the State of the World's Cities Series:
The State of the World’s Cities Report 2001
State of the World’s Cities 2004/2005 - Globalization and Urban Culture
State of the World’s Cities 2006/2007 - The Millenium Development Goals and Urban Sustainability
State of the World’s Cities 2008/2009 - Harmonious Cities
State of the World's Cities 2010/2011 - Cities for All: Bridging the Urban Divide