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The following books were used as source material for the curriculum. Those with a Sales Number can be ordered from UN Publications.

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An Urbanizing World: Global Report on Human Settlements, United Nations Center for Human Settlements (HABITAT)
Published by Oxford University Press, 1996.
Sales Number: E.96.III.D.96
559 pp. $35.00
This is THE report on cities and urbanization. It is comprehensive and has a global, comparative perspective as well as sections on specific regions of the world. Virtually anything you want to know about cities and megacities can be found in here.


State of the World Population, 1996, United Nations Population Fund.
A great resource on urbanization; clearly written, with lots of charts, stories and concrete examples. This year's publication presents a nice overview of urban issues, though its main focus is on population problems.


Our Planet, bi-monthly magazine of the United Nations Environment Programme, Volume 8, no.1, 1996.
Single issue $10.00 / Subscriptions $60.00
Not every single article in this issue is dedicated to urban issues, but those that do deal with the city are thought- provoking reflections from researchers, mayors and planners.


Challenge of Urbanization: World's Largest Cities
Sales Number: E. 96.XIII.4
92-1-151301-4 290 pp. $29.00
From Abidjan to Yangon and in hundreds of other urban places around the world, cities face the challenge of urbanization. This extensive study describes 100 cities, highlighting their population characteristics, economy, infrastructure, social services and planning issues. Each city is introduced with a map that shows its location on the globe and a short summary of notable historical and geographical features.


Urban and Rural Areas (Wall Chart)
Sales Number: E. 95.XIII.6
$5.95
A comparative chart that shows for every country of the world, population figures of urban and rural areas in 1994 and 2025. It gives the annual growth rate through 1995 and also presents world totals which are divided into: more developed region, least developed region and least developed countries.


United Nations Urban Agglomeration Chart
Sales Number: E. 95.XIII.4
$5.95
This Chart provides an alphabetical list of every urban agglomeration in the world that currently has 1 million or more in population. For each of these agglomeration, it lists population size in 1994 and its projected size in 2015. It also estimates and projects population growth rates, the percentage of its population residing in urban areas and total population of the country and its rank in 1994 and 2015.


Compendium of Human Settlements Statistics
Sales Number: E. 95.XVII.11
92-1-161378-7 528pp. $65.00
The world is rapidly becoming urbanized with one half of its population expected to reside in urban areas by the year 2005 and more than three fifths by 2025. This Compendium presents human settlements statistics for 243 countries or areas and 338 cities in five general fields: population, land use, infrastructure and services, housing and crime. It consists of 30 tables and over 160 graphs highlighting its main findings.


Mega-City Growth and the Future
Sales Number: E. 96.III.A.5
92-808-0820-6 436pp. $55.00
The rapid growth of mega-cities and their management will be a major challenge in the coming years. This publication contains contributions of experts in this area who examine a range of issues related to the mega-city phenomenon. Part one deals with the growth of mega-cities and explores demographic issues; part two focuses on the economic and social consequences of mega-city growth and part three takes a look at mega-city management policies.


World Urbanization Prospects: The 1994 Revision
Sales Number: E. 95.XIII.12
92-1-151283-2 192pp. $37.50
This publication presents estimates and projections for the period 1950-2025, of the size and growth of urban and rural populations for all countries and for all urban agglomerations that had at least 750,000 inhabitants in 1994. Apart from the wealth of statistics presented, it also gives an analysis of the growth and structure of urban agglomeration worldwide and discusses levels of urbanization and future trends for the urban and rural population of the world.


Guidelines on Sustainable Human Settlements Planning and Management
Sales Number: E. 96.II.E.9
92-1-116646-2 72pp. $22.00
These guidelines will be invaluable to all national decision and policy makers in the field of human settlements. They will assist member governments in reviewing and adapting policies, legislation and national regulations and to achieve an environment conducive to a high quality of life, health and well being.


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