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State of the World's Cities 2010/2011- Cities for All: Bridging the Urban Divide

This report uses the framework of 'The Urban Divide' to analyse the complex social, political, economic and cultural dynamics of urban environments. It addresses poverty and deprivation, which expose low-income urban dwellers to higher risks and make them even more vulnerable. The overall book focuses on the concept of the 'right to the city' and the ways in which many urban dwellers are excluded from the advantages of city life, using the framework to explore links among poverty, inequality, slum formation and economic growth.

The volume is intended for all professionals and policymakers in the field and aims to be a valuable resource for researchers and students in all aspects of urban development.

Contents include:

Part 01: Urban Trends
1.1 Cross-Currents in Global Urbanization
1.2 The Wealth of Cities
1.3 Slum Dwellers: Proportions are Declining, but Numbers are Growing

Part 02: The Urban Divide
2.1 The Urban Divide: Overview and Perspectives
2.2 The Economic Divide: Urban Income Inequalities
2.3 The Spatial Divide: Marginalization and its Outcomes
2.4 The Opportunity Divide: When the "Urban Advantage" Eludes the Poor
2.5 The Social Divide: Impact on Bodies and Minds

Part 03: Bridging the Urban Divide
3.1 Taking Forward the Right to the City
3.2 The Regional Dynamics of Inclusion
3.3 The Five Steps to an Inclusive City

State of the World's Cities Report 2010/2011 Abridged Version

English (PDF)

Other titles in the State of the World's Cities Series:

Globalization and Urban Culture: 2004/2005

The Millenium Development Goals and Urban Sustainability: 2006/2007

Harmonious Cities: 2008/2009

Prosperity of Cities: 2012/2013