image001There is a need for a holistic approach to urban development and human settlements which provides for affordable housing and infrastructure and prioritizes slum upgrading and urban regeneration. Government’s task for UN-Habitat is to promote an integrated approach to planning and building sustainable cities and urban settlements, support local authorities,increase public awareness and enhance the involvement of local people, including the poor, in decision making. " Joan Clos, Executive Director UN-Habitat, 2013 DOWNLOAD: (4.399 Kb) Languages: English Themes: General Countries: Branch/Office: Advocacy, Outreach and Communications Branch