Sustainable Urbanization in the Information Age
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Sustainable Urbanization in the Information Age

This book talks about sustainable urbanization as the key consideration in environmental planning and management to improve living conditions for the 2.5 billion poor in the world. It examines policies and actions that might provide new, more effective responses to poverty, social justice, environmental degradation and other challenges as humans increasingly congregate in urban agglomerations. It also examines the experiences how the private sector and civil society can contribute to achieving sustainable urbanization. The book contains views of representatives of cities from all over the world in dealing with sustainable urbanization and information communication technologies.
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One of the principal pursuits of the United Nations is to promote economic and social advancement of all peoples, and the organ which leads this effort is the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). Working not just for present generations but also for the future, the Council advocates a truly sustainable kind of development – a development that reflects a careful balance of economic growth, social development and environmental protection.