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 crosses various geographic scales, therefore regional cooperation by cities and nations is critical. But FDI is not a panacea since it has both positive and negative effects and careful choices need to be made by cities in their pursuit of FDI, if it is to lead to inclusive economic growth.

亚洲城市状况报告2010/2011 (The State of Asian Cities 2010/11)


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.

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.