Book — 1 online resource (112 pages) : color illustrations, maps
Overview : tomorrow's crises today
Delhi : drinking the city dry
Lagos : crisis of management
Dhaka : reaping the whirlwind
Addis : putting food on the table
Rio : fighting for the favelas
Jakarta : battling to breathe
Cairo : sheltering the urban poor
El Alto : labouring to survive
Luanda : living in the Hot Zone
Ulaanbaatar : painful transitions.
Explores the effect of living in today's cities has on the millions of people who already live in metropolises, and those who are daily being drawn into them from the countryside, by the millions. Using 10 cities from around the world as illustrations of different crises that face today's urban poor, this publication seeks to emphasise the urgent needs of many in the city. It is been said that the real battles to achieve the Millennium Development Goals will be fought in the cities.--Publisher's description.