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Jobs in the city : explaining urban spatial structure in Kampala (English)

This paper examines the spatial organization of jobs in Kampala, the capital city of Uganda, and applies the Lucas and Rossi-Hansberg (2002) model to explain the observed patterns in terms of the agglomeration forces and the commuting costs of workers. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7655 APR 27, 2016

Grover,Arti; Lall,Somik V. Disclosed

Is living in African cities expensive ? (English)

Although several studies have examined why overall price levels are higher in richer countries, little is known about whether there is a similar relationship at the urban and city level across countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7641 APR 14, 2016

Nakamura,Shohei; Harati,Rawaa; Lall,Somik V.; Dikhanov,Yuri M.; Hamadeh,Nada; Vigil Oliver,William; Rissanen,Marko Olavi; Yamanaka,Mizuki Disclosed

Stocktaking of the housing sector in Sub-Saharan Africa : challenges and opportunities (Vol. 2) : Bilan du secteur du logement en Afrique subsaharienne : défis et opportunités - main report (French)

This main report is about Africa that is rapidly urbanizing and will lead the world’s urban growth in the coming decades. Currently, Africa is the least‐urbanized continent, accommodating 11.3 percent of the world’s urban population, and the Sub‐Saharan region is the continent’s least‐urbanized area. ... See More +

Working Paper 101153 MAR 01, 2016

Parby,Jonas Ingemann; Lozano Gracia,Nancy; Mason,David Ryan; Lall,Somik V.; Dasgupta,Basab; Young,Cheryl-000388925 Disclosed

Stocktaking of the housing sector in Sub-Saharan Africa : challenges and opportunities : Bilan du secteur du logement en Afrique subsaharienne : défis et opportunités - summary report (French)

This main report is about Africa that is rapidly urbanizing and will lead the world’s urban growth in the coming decades. Currently, Africa is the least‐urbanized continent, accommodating 11.3 percent of the world’s urban population, and the Sub‐Saharan region is the continent’s least‐urbanized area. ... See More +

Working Paper 101153 MAR 01, 2016

Parby,Jonas Ingemann; Lozano Gracia,Nancy; Mason,David Ryan; Lall,Somik V.; Dasgupta,Basab; Young,Cheryl-000388925 Disclosed

Stocktaking of the housing sector in Sub-Saharan Africa : challenges and opportunities (English)

Africa is the globe’s least-urbanized continent, accommodating 11.3 percent of the world’s urban population, and the Sub-Saharan region is the continent’s least-urbanized area. ... See More +

Working Paper AUS7243 DEC 01, 2015

Parby,Jonas Ingemann Disclosed

Jobs and land use within cities : a survey of theory, evidence, and policy (English)

Over the last century, the urban spatial structure of cities has transformed dramatically from the traditional monocentric configuration to varying forms of decentralized organization. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7453 OCT 22, 2015

Grover,Arti; Lall,Somik V. Disclosed

Rise of the Anatolian tigers : Turkey urbanization review (English)

Turkey’s demographic and economic transformation has been one of the world’s most dramatic, with urban growth and economic growth proceeding hand in hand. ... See More +

Working Paper 87180 APR 01, 2015

Karam,Stephen George Turkish Disclosed

Rise of the Anatolian tigers : Turkey urbanization review : Anadolu kaplanları'nın yükselişi : Türkiye şehirleşme incelemesi (Turkish)

Turkey’s demographic and economic transformation has been one of the world’s most dramatic, with urban growth and economic growth proceeding hand in hand. ... See More +

Working Paper 87180 APR 01, 2015

Lall,Somik V.; Lozano Gracia,Nancy; Oh,Jung Eun; Kopanyi,Mihaly; Ionescu-Heroiu,Marcel English Disclosed

Ethiopia - Urbanization review : urban institutions for a middle-income Ethiopia (English)

The urban population in Ethiopia is increasing rapidly. If managed proactively, urban population growth presents a huge opportunity to shift the structure and location of economic activity from rural agriculture to the larger and more diversified urban industrial and service sectors. ... See More +

Working Paper 100238 JAN 01, 2015

Ozlu,Mehmet Onur; Alemayehu,Abebaw; Mukim,Megha; Lall,Somik V.; Kerr,Oliver Thomas; Kaganova,Olga; Viola,Chloe Oliver; Hill,Ruth; Hamilton,Ellen; Bidgood,Anne Treylane; Ayane,Berhanu Legesse; Aguilera De Llano,Ana Isabel; Gebre Egziabher,Tegegne; Gebretsadik,Sisay Zenebe Disclosed

Stocktaking of the housing sector in Sub-Saharan Africa : challenges and opportunities (Vol. 2) : main report (English)

This main report is about Africa that is rapidly urbanizing and will lead the world’s urban growth in the coming decades. Currently, Africa is the least‐urbanized continent, accommodating 11.3 percent of the world’s urban population, and the Sub‐Saharan region is the continent’s least‐urbanized area. ... See More +

Working Paper 101153 JAN 01, 2015

Parby,Jonas Ingemann; Lozano Gracia,Nancy; Mason,David Ryan; Lall,Somik V.; Dasgupta,Basab; Young,Cheryl-000388925 Disclosed

Stocktaking of the housing sector in Sub-Saharan Africa : challenges and opportunities : summary report (English)

This main report is about Africa that is rapidly urbanizing and will lead the world’s urban growth in the coming decades. Currently, Africa is the least‐urbanized continent, accommodating 11.3 percent of the world’s urban population, and the Sub‐Saharan region is the continent’s least‐urbanized area. ... See More +

Working Paper 101153 JAN 01, 2015

Parby,Jonas Ingemann; Lozano Gracia,Nancy; Mason,David Ryan; Lall,Somik V.; Dasgupta,Basab; Young,Cheryl-000388925 Disclosed

Urbanization and housing investment (English)

This paper provides the first systematic empirical assessment of the pace at which housing investment has responded to rising demand from urbanization. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7110 NOV 01, 2014

Dasgupta, Basab; Lall, Somik V.; Lozano-Gracia, Nancy Disclosed

Planning, connecting, and financing cities - now : priorities for city leaders (Chinese)

This report provides Mayors and other policymakers with a policy framework and diagnostic tools to anticipate and implement strategies that can avoid their cities from locking into irreversible physical and social structures. ... See More +

Publication 74920 MAR 05, 2014

V. Lall, Somik English Disclosed

Harnessing urbanization to end poverty and boost prosperity in Africa : an action agenda for transformation (English)

Urbanization is the single most important transformation that the African continent will undergo this century. More than half of Africa's population will live in its cities by 2040. ... See More +

Working Paper 81546 SEP 01, 2013

Kariuki, R. Mukami; Bakalian, Alexander E.; Lall, Somik; White, Roland; Parby, Jonas Ingemann; Huang, Chyi-Yun; Wheeler, Sonia; Gracia, Nancy Lozano; Dasgupta, Basab; Mukim, Megha; Shi, Tuo Disclosed

Urbanization beyond municipal boundaries : nurturing metropolitan economies and connecting peri-urban areas in India (English)

The report is organized into three chapters: chapter two looks at the pace and patterns of India's urbanization, providing a 100-year perspective on demographic shifts and a 20-year perspective on the spatial distribution of jobs across India's portfolio of settlements. ... See More +

Other Urban Study 75734 FEB 21, 2013

Vishwanath, Tara; Lall, Somik V.; Dowall, David; Lozano-Gracia, Nancy; Sharma, Siddharth; Wang, Hyoung Gun Disclosed

Planning, connecting, and financing cities - now : priorities for city leaders (English)

This report provides Mayors and other policymakers with a policy framework and diagnostic tools to anticipate and implement strategies that can avoid their cities from locking into irreversible physical and social structures. ... See More +

Publication 74920 JAN 21, 2013

V. Lall, Somik Chinese Disclosed

Leveraging land to enable urban transformation : lessons from global experience (English)

Around the world, in both developed and developing countries, policy makers use a variety of tools to manage and accommodate urban growth and redevelopment. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6312 JAN 01, 2013

Lozano-Gracia, Nancy; Young, Cheryl; Lall, Somik V.; Vishwanath, Tara Disclosed

Shelter from the storm -- but disconnected from jobs : lessons from urban South Africa on the importance of coordinating housing and transport policies (English)

Informal settlements are a permanent feature of South Africa's cities. Estimates from the General Household Survey by Statistics South Africa show that more than 26 percent of all households in the country's six metropolitan areas live in informal dwellings. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6173 AUG 01, 2012

Lall, Somik V.; Brink, Rogier van den; Dasgupta, Basab; Leresche, Kay Muir Disclosed

China urbanization review : balancing urban transformation and spatial inclusion (English)

Roughly one out of every 10 people in the world today is a resident of a Chinese city. The United Nations projects that the number of Chinese urban dwellers will increase from over 622 million today to over 1 billion in circa 2030. ... See More +

Brief 67884 JAN 01, 2012

Lall, Somik; Wang, Hyoung Gun Disclosed

Sri Lanka - Reshaping economic geography : connecting people to prosperity : Overview (English)

Economic progress is accompanied by a fundamental spatial transformation where the economic landscapes of countries become increasingly uneven. ... See More +

Working Paper 93867 AUG 01, 2010

Lall, Somik V.; Astrup, Claus; Felkner, John; Hon, Vivian; Miyata, Sachiko; Narain, Ashish; Rodrigo, Christopher; Sen, Binayak; Shilpi, Forhad Tamil, Sinhala Disclosed

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Jobs in the city : explaining urban spatial structure in Kampala (English)
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APR 27, 2016 WPS7655 Policy Research Working Paper
Is living in African cities expensive ? (English)
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APR 14, 2016 WPS7641 Policy Research Working Paper
Stocktaking of the housing sector in Sub-Saharan Africa : challenges and opportunities (Vol. 2) : Bilan du secteur du logement en Afrique subsaharienne : défis et opportunités - main report (French)
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MAR 01, 2016 101153 Working Paper
Stocktaking of the housing sector in Sub-Saharan Africa : challenges and opportunities : Bilan du secteur du logement en Afrique subsaharienne : défis et opportunités - summary report (French)
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MAR 01, 2016 101153 Working Paper
Stocktaking of the housing sector in Sub-Saharan Africa : challenges and opportunities (English)
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DEC 01, 2015 AUS7243 Working Paper
Jobs and land use within cities : a survey of theory, evidence, and policy (English)
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OCT 22, 2015 WPS7453 Policy Research Working Paper
Rise of the Anatolian tigers : Turkey urbanization review (English)
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APR 01, 2015 87180 Working Paper Turkish
Rise of the Anatolian tigers : Turkey urbanization review : Anadolu kaplanları'nın yükselişi : Türkiye şehirleşme incelemesi (Turkish)
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APR 01, 2015 87180 Working Paper English
Ethiopia - Urbanization review : urban institutions for a middle-income Ethiopia (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 100238 Working Paper
Stocktaking of the housing sector in Sub-Saharan Africa : challenges and opportunities (Vol. 2) : main report (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 101153 Working Paper
Stocktaking of the housing sector in Sub-Saharan Africa : challenges and opportunities : summary report (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 101153 Working Paper
Urbanization and housing investment (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 WPS7110 Policy Research Working Paper
Planning, connecting, and financing cities - now : priorities for city leaders (Chinese)
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MAR 05, 2014 74920 Publication English
Harnessing urbanization to end poverty and boost prosperity in Africa : an action agenda for transformation (English)
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SEP 01, 2013 81546 Working Paper
Urbanization beyond municipal boundaries : nurturing metropolitan economies and connecting peri-urban areas in India (English)
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FEB 21, 2013 75734 Other Urban Study
Planning, connecting, and financing cities - now : priorities for city leaders (English)
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JAN 21, 2013 74920 Publication Chinese
Leveraging land to enable urban transformation : lessons from global experience (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 WPS6312 Policy Research Working Paper
Shelter from the storm -- but disconnected from jobs : lessons from urban South Africa on the importance of coordinating housing and transport policies (English)
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AUG 01, 2012 WPS6173 Policy Research Working Paper
China urbanization review : balancing urban transformation and spatial inclusion (English)
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JAN 01, 2012 67884 Brief
Sri Lanka - Reshaping economic geography : connecting people to prosperity : Overview (English)
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AUG 01, 2010 93867 Working Paper Tamil, Sinhala