June 28, 2011
Maison de la Chimie - Paris
Poverty and the environment
Urbanisation has expanded at an unprecedented rate since the beginning of the last century: urban population in relation to global population increased from 13% in 1900 to 50% in 2007. Nowadays, the urbanisation process has stabilised in developed countries but is still expanding massively in developing countries, mainly in Africa and Asia.
This uncontrolled urban explosion is conducive to public services development, it is also a source of growing tension, and in particular leads to the emergence of precarious neighbourhoods, with no spatial organisation and few or no essential services (roads, transport, electricity, sanitation, drinking water, etc.).
► Plenary session: Poverty eradication and quality of the environment in urban and peri urban areas
► Thematic session 3.1: Rehabilitation of poor neighbourhoods and the living environment
► Thematic session 3.2: Town and country planning: reconciling environmental quality and the fight against poverty in peri-urban areas
► Thematic session 3.3: Sanitation and other essential services: how to break the economic and technical deadlock in poor districts?