Migration, Urbanization, Resources, and Development

Rogers A (1977). Migration, Urbanization, Resources, and Development. IIASA Research Report. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: RR-77-014

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Abstract

Representatives from 132 nations assembled in Vancouver in June of 1976 to convene HABITAT, the United Nations Conference on Human Settlements. The Conference was a global inquiry into solutions of the critical and urgent problems of human settlements created by the convergence of two historic events: unprecedentedly high rates of population growth and massive rural to urban migration.

Rapidly growing populations strain health and education budgets, complicate efforts to utilize a nation's manpower efficiently, and exacerbate problems connected with the provision of adequate supplies and food, energy, water, housing, and transport and sanitary facilities. A better understanding of the dynamics and consequences of population growth, particularly with regard to resource and service demands, is therefore an essential ingredient for informed policymaking.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Research Report)
Research Programs: Human Settlements and Services Area (HSS)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:44
Last Modified: 28 Jul 2016 11:12
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/701

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