Social Development Bulletin No. 4: Bridging the Urban Divide in the ESCWA Region cover

ESCWA Publication: E/ESCWA/SDD/2011/Technical Paper.3

Country: ESCWA Member States

Publication Type: Reports & studies

Cluster: 2030 Agenda and SDG Coordination

Focus Area: Inclusive development

Initiatives: Sustainable urban development

SDGs: Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

Keywords: Arab countries, Physical planning, Social development, Urban development, Urban population, Urbanization, Cities, Western asia, Urban areas, Social conditions, Population growth, Slums, Serial publications

Social Development Bulletin No. 4: Bridging the urban divide in the ESCWA region

January 2011

This bulletin sheds light on the social challenges that result from urban divisions in the Arab region. It documents spatial interventions carried out in several ESCWA member countries in order to promote balanced urban development. It also offers an overview of related activities undertaken by ESCWA, including expert group meetings, publications and the regional follow-up to the international debate on the challenges of accelerated urbanization.

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