Chapter 4 Quick facts
- Today the world is more unequal than it was twenty years ago: 75 per cent of the world’s cities have higher levels of income inequalities than two decades ago.
- Opportunities across diverse individual abilities and cultural backgrounds that historically characterize urban
dynamics have stalled in many regions of the world.
- Too many cities today fail to make sustainable space for all, not just physically, but also in the civic, socioeconomic and cultural realms.
- The spatial concentration of low-income unskilled workers in segregated residential quarters acts as a poverty
trap with severe job restrictions, high rates of gender disparities, deteriorated living conditions, social exclusion and marginalization and high incidence of crime.