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SUSTAINABLE URBANIZATION: THE CHALLENGE OF RAPID AND CHAOTIC URBANIZATION IN THE FACE OF CLIMATE CHANGE TAKING ACTION ON TH E CAUSES OF URBAN CHAOS AND.

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1 SUSTAINABLE URBANIZATION: THE CHALLENGE OF RAPID AND CHAOTIC URBANIZATION IN THE FACE OF CLIMATE CHANGE TAKING ACTION ON TH E CAUSES OF URBAN CHAOS AND THE DIVIDED CITY By Dr. Anna Kajumulo Tibaijuka Under-Seceretary-General of United Nations Executive Director of UN-HABITAT Director General of the United Nations Office at Nairobi

2 GLOBAL POPULATION RURAL/URBAN 1970 RURAL 63% URBAN 37% 20002030 RURAL 53% URBAN 47% RURAL 40% URBAN 60% The Challenge: Rapid and Chaotic Urbanization

3 18501950200019002050 Urban slum population Urban population Rural population 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Billion people Year 2020 REF: UN-HABITAT, Global Urban Observatory Population of The World The Challenge: Rapid Growth of Slums

4 Total Number of the Worlds Slum Dwellers: Distribution of Slum Population by Region (2001)

5 Slum Dwellers as a percentage of the Urban Population: By Region (2001)

6 The Rising Incidence of Disasters

7 Natural and Human Made Disasters

8 750,000 slum dwellers 250 hectares (2.5 square kilometers) 3 square meters per person The Challenge: Example of Kibera Slum, Nairobi

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10 SLUMS: DENSITY, HOUSING, HIV & ORPHANS, SANITATION, GARBAGE

11 Security of Tenure

12 Short term – Slum upgrading Long term – Sustainable urban planning Medium term – Pro-poor serviced land MDG UN-HABITATs strategy

13 Investments Adequate Shelter Womens inheritance/ownership AG on forced evictions Cites Without Slums Program Tenure/property/rental rights Land Donor Coordination Urban Governance Urban Water & Sanitation Urban Environment Urban Safety Sustainable Relief HIV/AIDS Training of LAs Credits Economics Designed to link normative qualities to large-scale urban investments Legal reform MDG SUF - The Slum Upgrading Facility UN-HABITATs Strategy on Sustainable Urbanization

14 Thank You!


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