The State of European Cities 2016: Cities leading the way to a better future

This report is addressed to policy makers both inside and outside Europe. To help cities learn from each other, the report compares the performance of cities and provides examples of policies that have worked. Using a wealth of new data, it shows the latest demographic, economic, social and environmental trends in European cities. This can promote more evidence-based policy making at the city level. This publication shows how a newly developed, people-based definition of cities can bring better insights and make it easier to compare cities across national borders.

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 baseline data provided in the 2010 report, and in capturing both rapid change and new policy opportunities, The State of Asian and Pacific Cities 2015 seeks to further contribute to policy-relevant literature on the region’s urban change.

State of Afghan Cities report 2015 (Volume-I Dari)

آینده افغانستان با زندگی شهری گره خورده، انتظارمیرود تا طی 15 سال آینده جمعیت شهرهای افغانستان دوچند گردد و درسال 2060 این جمعیت به 50 فیصد زندگی شهری تبدیل شود. اسکان شهری میتواند منبع انکشاف باشد، که نه تنها به سادگی مشکلی است که باید حل وفصل شود. تبدیل اجتناب ناپذیر اسکان شهری فرصت ها و چالشهایی داده شده را درشکل فعلی و ساختارشهرهای عمده، ارایه مینماید.

L’Etat des villes africaines: Réinventer la transition urbaine (State of African Cities 2014, Re-imagining sustainable urban transitions)

Le continent africain se trouve en proie à des mutations majeures qui se déroulent simultanément dans les domains démographique, économique, technologique, environnemental, urbain et sociopolitique. La conjoncture économique est actuellement prometteuse en Afrique, où le dynamisme des villes va de pair avec l’essor des classes moyennes et l’avènement de marchés de consommation conséquents. Toutefois, en dépit d’une croissance d’ensemble non négligeable, ce n’est pas toute l’Afrique qui va bien.

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 creating sizable consumer markets. But despite significant overall growth, not all of Africa performs well. The continent continues to suffer under very rapid urban growth accompanied by massive urban poverty and many other social problems.

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 Version and the Abridged Version.

State of European Cities in Transition 2013 - Russian Language Version

Города продолжают выполнять важную роль в обеспечении экономического развития страны и организации обслуживания, как в пригородах, так и в сельской глубинке.

В докладе приводится анализ произошедших перемен в городской экономике и дается оценка различных типов городов с выделением сокращающихся, развивающихся и вновь возникающих городов и региональных центров.

Рассматривается вопрос о постоянно возрастающем значении инновационных разработок, образования и научных исследований как движущих факторов экономического развития.