Tag Archives: urbanization

Ending the Urban AIDS Epidemic Report

Urbanization is changing the way we live and work and how we approach problems and think about the future. Already the majority of the world’s population lives in urban areas, and by 2050 it is projected that seven in 10 people will live in cities and municipalities. Continue reading

Turning solid waste into resources in the Asia-Pacific

Almost 27 billion tons of waste is expected to be produced globally by 2050 as a result of rapid urbanization and population growth. A major portion of this will be generated by developing economies in the Asia-Pacific region. Continue reading

World Economic and Social Survey 2013

World Economic and Social Survey 2013 Sustainable Development ChallengesNew strategies are needed to address the impacts of rapid urbanization around the world, including increasing demands for energy, water, sanitation, public services, education and health, according to the World Economic and Social Survey 2013, launched today at the United Nations. The 2013 Survey examines the many challenges that must be addressed to achieve sustainable development. The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development – Rio+20 – set out a Continue reading