In 2008, half of the Earth’s population will live in urban areas, marking the first time in history that humans are an urban species. State of the World 2007: Our Urban Future examines changes in the ways cities are managed, built, and lived in that could tip the balance towards a healthier and more peaceful urban future.

  • Preface
  • Foreword - Anna Tibaijuka
  • Foreword - The Honorable Jaime Lerner
  • Chapter 1: An Urbanizing World
  • Chapter 2: Providing Clean Water and Sanitation
  • Chapter 3: Farming the Cities
  • Chapter 4: Greening Urban Transportation
  • Chapter 5: Energizing Cities
  • Chapter 6: Reducing Natural Disaster Risk in Cities
  • Chapter 7: Charting a New Course for Urban Public Health
  • Chapter 8: Strengthening Local Economies
  • Chapter 9: Fighting Poverty and Injustice in Cities


Worldwatch Institute

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