U.N. Warns Of World's Failure To Curb Slum Growth

A report by the United Nations concludes that three decades of efforts to address urban poverty have failed.
June 17, 2006, 5am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan
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"China’s cities are doing better than rural areas, largely as a result of economic reform policies that have a pro-urban focus. But that growth has led to growing urban disparities...Mumbai in India, with 18.3m people, is the fourth largest urban conglomeration in the world, but also boasts one of the world’s largest slum populations."

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Published on Thursday, June 15, 2006 in The Financial Times
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