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A global urban risk index (English)

Which cities have the highest risk of human and economic losses due to natural hazards? And how will urban exposure to major hazards change over the coming decades? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6506 JUN 01, 2013

Brecht, Henrike; Deichmann, Uwe; Wang, Hyoung Gun

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

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

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

This review analyzes the profile, trends and challenges of Georgia's 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

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

Wang, Hyoung Gun; Lall, Somik

Crop production and road connectivity in Sub-Saharan Africa : a spatial analysis (English)

This study examines the relationship between transport infrastructure and agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa using new data obtained from geographic information systems (GIS). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5385 JUL 01, 2010

Wang, Hyoung-Gun; You, Liang; Dorosh, Paul; Schmidt, Emily

Explaining high transport costs within Malawi - bad roads or lack of trucking competition ? (English)

What are the main determinants of transport costs: network access or competition among transport providers? The focus in the transport sector has often been on improving the coverage of "hard" infrastructure, whereas in reality the cost of transporting goods is quite sensitive to the extent of competition among transport providers and scale economies in the freight transport industry, creating monopolistic behavior and circular causation between lower transport costs and greater trade and traffic. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5133 NOV 01, 2009

Wang, Hyoung; Lall, Somik V.; Munthali, Thomas

Determinants of city growth in Brazil (English)

The authors examine the determinants of Brazilian city growth between 1970 and 2000. They consider a model of a city that combines aspects of standard urban economics and the new economic geography literatures. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3723 SEP 01, 2005

Da Mata, Daniel; Lall, Somik V.; Henderson, J. Vernon; Wang, Hyoung Gun; Deichmann, Uwe

Examining the growth patterns of Brazilian cities (English)

The share of urban population in Brazil increased from 58 to 80 percent between 1970 and 2000 and all net population growth over the next 30 years is predicted to be in cities. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3724 SEP 01, 2005

Da Mata, Daniel; Lall, Somik V.; Henderson, J. Vernon; Wang, Hyoung Gun; Deichmann, Uwe