MDG SPECIAL FEATURE:FINANCING THE TARGET ON SLUMS1
MILLENNIUMDEVELOPMENT GOALS ANDTHE TARGET ON SLUMS
The history of cities is the history of civilization. For centuries, migrants have sought improved lives for themselves and their families in increasingly dense urban landscapes. Cities represent the greatest hopes of every age. The hope widens, falls and re-emerges in new form through the social interactions that define the fabric of urban society. In 2007, and for the first time in human history, the world's urban population will exceed its rural population. Are the world's urban centres ready for this monumental shift?
The Global Report on Human Settlements 2005 focuses on broadening our understanding of the complex financial foundation lying ...