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State of the World's Cities 2008/2009 - Harmonious Cities
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American cities as unequal as African and Latin American cities according to UN-HABITAT’s new State of the World’s Cities Report 2008/9: Harmonious Cities
3 million people per week added to cities of developing world according to UN-HABITAT’s new State of the World’s Cities Report 2008/9: Harmonious Cities
One out of three people living in cities of the developing world lives in a slum according to UN-HABITAT’s new State of the World’s Cities Report 2008/9: Harmonious Cities
Few coastal cities to be spared by climate change according to UN-HABITAT’s new State of the World’s Cities Report 2008/9: Harmonious Cities
Cities key to reduction of carbon emissions and sustainable use of resources according to UN-HABITAT’s new State of the World’s Cities Report 2008/9: Harmonious Cities
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