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Gender & Urban Development - Or what kind of city do I want to live in?

Gender & Urban Development - Or what kind of city do I want to live in?

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Prabha Khosla
Regional Seminar: Gender, Urban Development, Water Supply and Sanitation Vientiane, November 2011
Prabha Khosla
Regional Seminar: Gender, Urban Development, Water Supply and Sanitation Vientiane, November 2011

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 Gender and Urban Development
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 Or, what kind of city do I want tolive in?
Prabha KhoslaADB Regional Seminar on Gender, UrbanDevelopment and Water Supply and SanitationNovember 14
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2011, Vientiane, Lao PDR
The views expressed in this paper are the views of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the AsianDevelopment Bank (ADB), or its Board of Governors, or the governments they represent. ADB does not guarantee the accuracy of the data included in this paper and accepts no responsibility for any consequence of their use. The countries listed in this paper donot imply any view on ADB's part as to sovereignty or independent status or necessarily conform to ADB's terminology.
 
 
Urbanization in Asia Today: A Profile
1990 urbanization rate of 31.5%
2010 urbanization rate of 42%.
Asian cities host 1.7 billion inhabitants -50%of the world urban pop.
850 million live in cities of 500,000 or less.
2020 will host 2.2 billion
Urbanization trends dominated by China and
India’s demographics.
 
30-60% of urban residents are poor.

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