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VIEWPOINT

AUTHOR(S)
Oberlander, H. Peter
PUB. DATE
December 2005
SOURCE
Planning;Dec2005, Vol. 71 Issue 11, p62
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the author's claim that the future lies in sustainable cities worldwide. He describes the theme of the third United Nations (UN) world urban forum which has been convened by a partnership of the UN Human Settlements Program (HABITAT) and the government of Canada. The event will focus on the consequences of industrialization and urbanization. According to the author, industrialization and urbanization created a network of urban regions that are driving the world economy, speeding up social change and creating political ferment. These trends, according to the author, threaten the natural and human environment of the entire planet. Urbanization is global, but its impact is local. Poor and less developed regions are vulnerable and deserve special attention from the global community.
ACCESSION #
18947685

 

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