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U - Alphabetical Listing of Selected Important Terms and Concepts in Sustainable Development



UN-HABITAT
The UN body responsible for work on human settlement matters.

UN-HABITAT web-page is found at:

(2008). Home: Shelter for all [online]. UN HABITAT: UN Human Settlements Programme. Available from: http://www.unhabitat.org/ [Re-accessed: 07 March 2008].


Urban Penalty
“It is generally assumed that urban populations are healthier, more literate and more prosperous than rural populations. However, UN-HABITAT’s State of the World’s Cities Report 2006/7 has broken new ground by showing that the urban poor suffer from an urban penalty: Slum dwellers in developing countries are as badly off if not worse off than their rural relatives.”

SOURCES:
(2006). UN-HABITAT Report says urban dwellers badly off [online]. UN HABITAT: UN Human Settlements Programme. Available from: http://www.unhabitat.org/content.asp?cid=3177&catid=5&typeid=6&subMenuId=0 [Re-accessed: 07 March 2008].

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State of the World’s Cities - 2006/7 [online]. UN HABITAT: UN Human Settlements Programme. Available from: http://www.unhabitat.org/pmss/getPage.asp?page=bookView&book=2101 [Re-accessed: 07 March 2008].