During the Fifth Asia-Pacific Urban Forum, the first-ever State of Asian Cities report was launched. This report is a result of the collaborative effort of UN-HABITAT and ESCAP and their partners UN Environment Programme (UNEP), and the United Cities and Local Governments – Asia-Pacific Regional Section (UCLG-ASPAC).
The State of Asian Cities 2010/2011 reviews and documents trends in urban development throughout the Asia-Pacific region. The preparation of the report drew on the latest data, good practices and examples, the rich knowledge of a broad range of specialists, and was supported through peer reviews by experts. The report throws new light on current issues and challenges which national and local governments, the business sector and organised civil society are facing. On top of putting forward a number of recommendations, The State of Asian Cities 2010/2011 testifies to the wealth of good, innovative practices that cities of all sizes and development stages have exhibited across the region. It shows us that sustainable human settlements are within reach, and that cooperation between public authorities, the private and the voluntary sectors is the key to success. This report highlights a number of critical issues – demographic and economic trends, poverty and inequality, the environment, climate change and urban governance and management.
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