Urban poverty

Experimental visualization of narrower problems
Other Names:
Urban underclass
Inner city poverty
Urban fringe poverty

Urban poverty is, in a sense, an overflow of rural poverty. Because rural people in the low-income group find themselves 'unemployable' in the urban environment as a result of their deficient education and training, they continue to be poor. According to the Urban Management Programme of the UN Centre for Human Settlements (Habitat), urban poverty encompasses three main issues: lack of adequate employment, lack of appropriate urban services and insufficient social integration.

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
Problem Type:
C: Cross-sectoral problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST