Chapter 4 Quick facts

  1. 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.
  2. Opportunities across diverse individual abilities and cultural backgrounds that historically characterize urban
    dynamics have stalled in many regions of the world.
  3. Too many cities today fail to make sustainable space for all, not just physically, but also in the civic, socioeconomic and cultural realms.
  4. 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.