Flagship Reports
World Cities Report 2016 - Cover image
World Cities Report 2016
The analysis of urban development of the past twenty years presented in this maiden edition of the World Cities Report shows, with compelling evidence, that there are new forms of collaboration and cooperation, planning, governance, finance and learning that can sustain positive change. The Report… Read more
Global Report on Human Settlements 2013: Planning and Design for Sustainable Urban Mobility - Cover
Global Report on Human Settlements 2013: Planning and Design for Sustainable Urban Mobility
Planning and Design for Sustainable Urban Mobility argues that the development of sustainable urban transport systems requires a conceptual leap. The purpose 'transportation' and 'mobility' is to gain access to destinations, activities, services and goods. Thus access is the ultimate objective of… Read more
Cities and Climate Change: Global Report on Human Settlements 2011 - Cover
Global Report on Human Settlements 2011: Cities and Climate Change
Cities and Climate Change reviews the linkages between urbanization and climate change, two of the greatest challenges currently facing humanity in the 21st Century, and whose effects are converging in dangerous ways. It illustrates the significant contribution of urban areas to climate change… Read more
Cities for All: Bridging the Urban Divide - State of the World Cities 2010/2011 - Cover image
State of the World's Cities 2010/2011- Cities for All: Bridging the Urban Divide
The world's urban population now exceeds the world's rural population. What does this mean for the state of our cities, given the strain this global demographic shift is placing upon current urban infrastructure? Following on from previous State of the World's Cities reports, this edition uses the… Read more
Regional Reports
The Future of Asian & Pacific Cities Report 2019 - Cover image
The Future of Asian & Pacific Cities Report 2019
Five years into implementing this important international development framework, rapidly growing cities and towns are faced with a range of developmental choices that will shape their growth and long-term economic, social and environmental sustainability. Many of these are complex choices with… Read more
The State of African Cities 2018: The geography of African investment -cover
The State of African Cities 2018: The geography of African investment
The aim of The State of African Cities 2018: The geography of African investment report is to contribute to development policies that can turn African cities into more attractive, competitive and resilient foreign direct investment (FDI) destinations. Attracting global FDI is highly competitive and… Read more
The State of Asian and Pacific Cities 2015 - Cover image
The State of Asian and Pacific Cities 2015: Urban transformations: Shifting from quantity to quality
This report on the state of Asian and Pacific cities is the second in the series first published by UN-Habitat (the United Nations Human Settlements Programme) and ESCAP (the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific) in 2010 then 2011. Building on the findings and… Read more
State of African Cities 2014, Re-imagining sustainable urban transitions - Cover
State of African Cities 2014: Re-imagining sustainable urban transitions
The African continent is currently in the midst of simultaneously unfolding and highly significant demographic, economic, technological, environmental, urban and socio-political transitions. Africa’s economic performance is promising, with booming cities supporting growing middle classes and… Read more
State of European Cities in Transition 2013 - Cover image
The State of European Cities in Transition 2013: Taking stock after 20 years of reform
The transitional European countries are now in different stages of their transition to prosperous, just and democratic societies.As we look at the challenges of the future, The State of European Cities in Transition 2013 offers insight and analysis to inform and enlighten. Also view the Russian… Read more
State of Latin American and Caribbean cities - Cover image
State of Latin American and Caribbean cities 2012: Towards a new urban transition
With 80% of its population living in cities, Latin America and the Caribbean is the most urbanized region on the planet. Located here are some of the largest and best-known cities, like Mexico City, São Paulo, Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, Bogota, Lima and Santiago. The region also boasts hundreds… Read more