State of the world population 2007: Unleashing the potential of urban growth
By 2030, towns and cities will be home to almost 5 billion people. The urban population of Africa and Asia will double in less than a generation. This unprecedented shift could enhance development and promote sustainability – or it could deepen poverty and accelerate environmental degradation. Women's empowerment and well-being are the pillars of sustainable cities.
Subject area(s)Gender equality and women’s empowerment; Urban development; Environmental protection
Resource typeFlagship reports
Publishing entitiesUnited Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)