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Housing consumption and urbanization (English)

Rapid urbanization in Sub-Saharan Africa places immense pressure on urban services to meet the needs of the burgeoning urban population. Although several country- or city-level reports offer insight into the housing challenges of specific places, little is known about regional patterns affecting housing markets. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7112 NOV 01, 2014

Lozano-Gracia, Nancy; Young, Cheryl

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

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 Africas 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

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 Indias urbanization, providing a 100-year perspective on demographic shifts and a 20-year perspective on the spatial distribution of jobs across Indias 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

Georgia - Urbanization review : toward an urban sector strategy Georgias evolving urban system and its challenges (English)

This review analyzes the profile, trends and challenges of Georgias changing urban landscape since independence in 1991 and provides policy suggestions to facilitate the economic transition of the country through its cities. ... See More +

Other Urban Study 86240 FEB 03, 2013

Eiweida, Ahmed; Wang, Hyoung Gun; Dolidze, Mariam; Salukvadze, Joseph; Modebadze, Grigol; Gracia, Nancy Lozano; Young, Cheryl

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

Colombia urbanization review : amplifying the gains from the urban transition (English)

The efficiency and productivity of Colombias urban system will be a key determinant in the ability of the country to transition from a middle income to a higher-income economy. ... See More +

Other Urban Study 72462 SEP 11, 2012

Samad, Taimur; Lozano-Gracia, Nancy; Panman, Alexandra

Sistema de ciudades - una aproximación visual al caso colombiano (Spanish)

Three-fourths of the Colombian population, around 34.5 million people, live in urban areas. Bogota, the capital, with almost 8 million inhabitants, is one of the densest cities in the Western Hemisphere. ... See More +

Other Urban Study 74823 JUN 07, 2012

Samad,Taimur; Panman, Alexandra; Rodríguez, Alejandro; Lozano-Gracia, Nancy