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Cities: the battle ground for sustainable housing

A new way of approaching urbanization is desperately needed, writes an expert at Habitat for Humanity International.

Wealth accumulated in cities after WWII has contributed to the expansion of the middle class. Cities have offered us many improved opportunities such as health and education. Today, the ongoing economic crisis is derailing a lot of these achievements. Rapid urbanisation in the developing world is also posing problems without offering effective solutions.

A guest column by Lucija Popovska, director of programs for Europe, Middle East and Africa at Habitat for Humanity International appeared in July at the Information Daily. See the full text.