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Urbanization and Development: Emerging Futures — World Cities Report 2015

Resources - Author: Anne Klen-Amin, Ben Arimah, Brian Roberts, Bruce Stiftel, Edgar Pieterse, Eduardo Moreno, Graham Tipple, Marco Kamiya, Michael Cohen, Patricia McCarney, Raymond Otieno Otieno, Richard Stren, Sai Balakrishnan, Sarah McCord Smith, Trevor Kanaley, Udo Mbeche-Smith, Vanesa Castán-Broto / Year: 2016

The analysis of urban development of the past twenty years presented in this maiden edition of the World Cities Report shows, with compelling evidence, that there are new forms of collaboration and cooperation, planning, governance, finance and learning that can sustain positive change. The Report unequivocally demonstrates that the...

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The Right to Adequate Housing (Fact Sheet No. 21)

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International human rights law recognizes everyone’s right to an adequate standard of living, including adequate housing. Despite the central place of this right within the global legal system, well over a billion people are not adequately housed. Millions around the world live in life- or health-threatening conditions, in overcrowded...

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Housing

Social protection systems have the potential to assist in the realisation of the right to an adequate standard of living, which includes the rights to adequate nutrition and housing. The human right to adequate housing as as outlined in Article 11 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and...

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