Paper presented at the 2. World Conference of Humanitarian Studies, June 2-5 2011, Boston
- Introduction & Background
Urbanisation is one the mega trends of our time: more than 3 billion people, the majority of the world’s population, will live in cities within this decade. The pace of urbanisation is much faster in the developing world, in particular in sub-Saharan Africa. Already now, more than 1 billion people live in urban slums.