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Sustainable Urbanization in the Information Age

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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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Challenges and solutions related to sustainable urbanization in the information age in the developing countries

As the Permanent Representative of Turkey which hosted the United Nations Conference on Human Settlements (HABITAT II) back in 1996, I must underline that the commitments, recommendations, and the main thrust contained in the Istanbul Declaration on Human Settlements are still valid today both for developing and developed countries.

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