UN-Habitat launches State of World's Cities 2012/2013.


UN-Habitat Executive Director Dr. Joan Clos on Wednesday launched the State of World's Cities Report 2012/2013.

Titled ‘The Prosperity of Cities’, the report recommends that those engaged in development work need to explore a more inclusive notion of prosperity and development. According to the lead author Mr. Eduardo Moreno, there was an urgent need for a shift in attention around the world in favour of a more robust notion of development.

“In this report, UN-Habitat advocates for a new type of city- the city of the 21st century- that is ‘good’, people centred city,” Dr. Clos who was flanked by Mr. Moreno and other authors Mr. Oyebanji Oyeyinka and Goran M’boup said.