The Global Alliance for Information and Communication Technologies and Development was launched after comprehensive worldwide consultations with governments, the private sector, civil society, the technical and internet communities and academia. This publication intends to be a useful resource for understanding the genesis and evolution of the Global Alliance and its action towards harnessing the power of information and communications technology for sustainable development and poverty eradication. Publishing Agency: United Nations.
This book talks about sustainable urbanization as the key consideration in environmental planning and management to improve living conditions for the 2.5 billion poor in the world. It examines policies and actions that might provide new, more effective responses to poverty, social justice, environmental degradation and other challenges as humans increasingly congregate in urban agglomerations. It also examines the experiences how the private sector and civil society can contribute to achieving sustainable urbanization. The book contains views of representatives of cities from all over the world in dealing with sustainable urbanization and information communication technologies.