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.

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Subject area(s): Gender equality and women’s empowerment; Urban development; Environmental protection

Resource type: Flagship reports

Resource year: 2007

Publishing entities: United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)