Large Cities and Human Settlements Administration

  • Arcot Ramachandran
Part of the Urban Innovation Abroad book series (UIA)


There are few who would not agree that rapid urbanization in recent years has caused a drastic deterioration in quality of life for many city dwellers. This situation will only get worse, if we do not act to meet the new demands being placed on our cities. In the year 2000, approximately one in three people will be living in cities in developing countries, which is to say that, by the end of the century, there will be twice as many people living in the cities of the developing world as there are today. This means that, in the next 20 years, developing countries will be faced with the problem not only of meeting the human settlements needs of existing urban population but also of providing housing, infrastructure and services for 1,000 million more urban dwellers, many of whom will be poor and unemployed migrants from the rural areas.


Local Government Human Settlement Urban Dweller City Dweller Transportation Policy 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Arcot Ramachandran
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  1. 1.United Nations Center for Human Settlements (HABITAT)NairobiKenya

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