There 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.Time to think Urban Cover

  • Leading towards a new urban agenda
  • Urban legislation, land and governance
  • Urban planning and design
  • Urban economy
  • Urban basic services
  • Housing and slum upgrading
  • Risk reduction and rehabilitation
  • Urban research and capacity development
  • All around the world

Published by: UN-Habitat Headquarters
Date published: April 2013
Publication type: Brochure – Time to Think Urban (PDF)
Pages: 32