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Prosperity of Cities: State of the World’s Cities 2012/2013

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What this new edition of State of the World’s Cities shows is that prosperity for all has been compromised by a narrow focus on economic growth. UN-Habitat suggests a fresh approach to prosperity beyond the solely economic emphasis, including other vital dimensions such as quality of life, adequate infrastructures, equity and environmental sustainability. The Report proposes a new tool – the City Prosperity Index – together with a conceptual matrix, the Wheel of Prosperity, both of which are meant to assist decision makers to design clear policy interventions. The Report advocates for the need of cities to enhance the public realm, expand public goods and consolidate rights to the ‘commons’ for all as a way to expand prosperity. This comes in response to the observed trend of enclosing or restricting these goods and commons in enclaves of prosperity, or depleting them through unsustainable use.

PUBLICATION DETAILS
Series: State of the World's Cities Reports
Years: 2012
Collections: State of the World's Cities Report
Publisher: UN-Habitat
HS Number: HS/080/12E
No of Pages: 207
ISBN Series Number: 978-92-1-133397-8
ISBN: 978-92-1-132494-5

State of the World Cities 2012/2013

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