Historically, the city has often been the place where civilization has blossomed. One of the dominant characteristics of the late twentieth century, however, is the inability of cities to cope with economic, social, and environmental problems.
Population and the Urban Future contributes to a better understanding of the problems and needs of population in the urban future. This study grew out of an International Conference on Population and the Urban Future, sponsored by the United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA), which took place in Rome, Italy, from 1 to 4 September 1980.
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About the Author
The book contains edited versions of the three background documents prepared for the participants of the Conference: “Urban Future: Trends and Prospects,” by Philip M. Hauser (University of Chicago) and Robert W. Gardner (East-West Population Institute);
Table of ContentsForeword
Rafael M. Salas
1. Urban Future: Trends and Prospects
Philip M. Hauser and Robert W. Gardner
2. Issues and Instruments in Metropolitan Planning
Aprodicio A. Laquian
3. National and Regional Issues and Policies Facing the Challenges of the Urban Future
Rome Declaration on Population and the Urban Future