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close this bookThe Human Settlements Conditions of the World's Urban Poor (HABITAT, 1996, 233 p.)
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Open this folder and view contentsI. Introduction
Open this folder and view contentsII. The concept and scale of urban poverty
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Open this folder and view contentsIV. Recent trends in the human settlements conditions of the world’s urban poor
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Open this folder and view contentsVI. Reducing the human settlements problem of the urban poor
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Data notes

“Billion” is 1,000 million.

“Tons” are metric tons, equal to 1,000 kilogrammes.

“Dollars” or “$” are US dollars unless otherwise stated.

The symbol “/” in dates, such as “1994/1995” means that the period of time may be less than two years but straddles two calendar years and refer to a survey year or fiscal year.

The symbol “..” means not available.

The number “0” or “0.0” in tables and figures means zero or a quantity less than half the unit shown.

The countries listed in the regional tables of chapter IV - “Urban population and level of urbanization” and “Urban population growth” - are selected on the basis that they had a total population of more than seven million in 1995. The countries are listed in descending order according to total population in 1995.

The cities listed in the regional tables of chapter IV - “Population growth of selected cities” - are those that are projected to have a population of more than four million in 2015, provided that they are listed in United Nations (1994), i.e. that they had a population of at least 750,000 in 1990. The cities are listed in descending order according to population in 1995.