Internet Resources  

United Nations ressources

"World Urbanization Prospects: The 2003 Revision" (Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs at the United Nations Secretariat) pdf document

"The State of the World's Cities" Report 2008/2009

Urban 21,

UN Human Settlements Programme

Publications Catalogue

United Nations Centre for Human Settlements (UNCHS)

Sustainable Cities Programme: a joint UNCHS (UN Centre for Human Settlements) and UNEP (UN Environment Programme) programme

Best Practices for Human Settlements :

Istanbul +5
   Istanbul + 5 - Special Session of the UN General Assembly for an Overall Review and Appraisal of the Implementation of the Habitat Agenda, New York 6-8 June 2001

"Earth Summit" 1992
   UN Conference on Environment and Development - "The Earth Summit" - 3-14 June 1992, Rio de Janeiro

"World Summit on Sustainable Development" 2002, Johannesburg , S.A.

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

United Nations Statistics Division
The "World Urbanization Prospects: The 2001 Revision, Data Tables and Highlights" (pdf)

MOST Urban Issues: Urban development and governance


Other scientific institutions, initiatives and projects

International Geographical Union / Union Géographique Internationale

Earthquakes and Megacities Initiative

Natural Hazards Center, University of Colorado
The Hazards literature data base

Globalization and World Cities Study Group and Network (GaWC)
Professor Peter Taylor (with research focus: World Cities/Globalization)
The World according to GaWC: map of the new metageography
GaWC: Globalization and World Cities

Centre for Urban Technology

University of Michigan,links.html:
links to urban and planning topics

Policy Integration & Industrial Transformation towards Sustainable Urban Energy Use for Cities in Asia: Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)

World Health Organization (WHO)
WHO Library and information networks

some projects to 'global cities'

Home of Geography / Maison de la G éographie

Radix - Radical Interpretations of Disaster

Megacities Foundation

The International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives
International action for local initiatives.

The European Sustainable Cities and Towns Campaign

GTZ Pilot Project "Rio+10"

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