Megacities: resilience and social vulnerability

Bohle, Hans-Georg and Warner, Koko (2008). Megacities: resilience and social vulnerability. UNU-EHS SOURCE. UNU- EHS.

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    Author Bohle, Hans-Georg
    Warner, Koko
    Title Megacities: resilience and social vulnerability
    Series Title UNU-EHS SOURCE
    Volume/Issue No. 10
    Publication Date 2008
    Place of Publication Bonn
    Publisher UNU- EHS
    Language eng
    Abstract

    Megacities simultaneously offer the best of humanity and challenge us with the worst of human security problems.Cities are today the home to about half of all humanity and serve as uneasy hosts to a variety of less desirable facets. Cities bursting with millions of people battle crime, unemployment or underemployment, insufficient infrastructure including housing and sanitation, and exposure to natural disasters.

    Keyword Megacities
    Human security problems
    Unemployment or underemployment
    Insufficient infrastructures
    Natural disasters
    Copyright Holder UNU-EHS
    Copyright Year 2008
    Copyright type All rights reserved
    ISSN 1816-1154
    ISBN 9783939923121
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