Prompted by the 1998 United Nations Conference on Human Settlements, Korten's book indicts the world's governments for failing to address growing hunger, housing shortages, unemployment, poverty, human rights abuses, and environmental degradation. He examines the causes of this global crisis and offers fresh solutions reflecting sustainability, community, and equity--the only principles that can assure a healthy future for the world's people.
About the Author
DAVID C. KORTEN is a founder and board chair of the Positive Futures Network, publishers of Yes! A Journal of Positive Futures, author of When Corporations Rule the World, and president of the People-Centered Development Forum.