Articles by Daniel Biau

About Daniel Biau

Born in France, Daniel Biau is a Civil Engineer and Sociologist specialized in urban planning. He was Director at UN-Habitat, the City Agency of the United Nations, between 1994 and 2011. In this capacity he provided advice on housing and urban development policy to more than 60 countries in all regions of the world. He has published many articles on urban issues (see danielbiau.webnode.com) and recently a richly illustrated book entitled “The Bridge and the City, a Universal Love Story”.

Bridging Divided Cities, a Challenge to Policy-Makers and City Planners

For the last 200 years humankind has been going through a fundamental social and demographic change: the emergence of a planet of towns and cities. This densification of human and economic relations had to be supported with increasing connectivity and mobility...
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