Cities are now home to half of humankind. They are the hub for much national production and consumption—economic and social processes that generate wealth and opportunity. But they also are places of disease, crime, pollution and poverty. In many cities in developing countries, slum-dwellers number more than 50 per cent of the population and have little or no access to shelter, water and sanitation. The UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), with hundreds of projects in some 70 countries, seeks innovative solutions for towns and cities. These include providing security of tenure for the urban poor, which is in turn a catalyst for investment in housing and basic services for the poor.
And my comment re: TERFs is based mostly on pretty extensive interaction I used to have with them in the Discussing gender critical and gender identity group on facebook, which hosts heavyweights like Elizabeth Hungerford. They’re a pretty sour, dogmatic, one-sided bunch (which is why I eventually left the group, when it became clear that extremely little bridge-building was being sought), but I do not think the great majority would cast trans women as *probable rapists* but as being equally threatening as men or almost so. That means a much higher risk, but that is certainly not the same as saying a probable risk.