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Assessing Urban Policies Using a Simulation Model with Formal and Informal Housing : Application to Cape Town, South Africa (English)

Building on a two-dimensional discrete version of the standard urban economics land-use model, this paper presents a tractable urban land-use simulation model that is adapted to developing country cities, where formal and informal housing submarkets coexist. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8921 JUN 27, 2019

Pfeiffer,Basile Fabrice; Rabe,Claus; Selod,Harris; Viguie,Vincent Disclosed

Buses, houses or cash ? socio-economic, spatial and environmental consequences of reforming public transport subsidies in Buenos Aires (English)

Transit subsidies in the urban area of Buenos Aires are high, amounting to a total of US$5 billion for 2012. They have been challenged on several counts: suspected of driving urban sprawl and associated infrastructure costs, diverting resources from system maintenance, and failing to reach the poor among others. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8166 AUG 14, 2017

Avner,Paolo; Mehndiratta,Shomik Raj; Viguie,Vincent; Hallegatte,Stephane Disclosed

Urban infrastructure investment and rent-capture potentials (English)

In a context of rapid urbanization and energy transition, massive investments will be required to develop efficient public transport networks. Capturing the increase in land value caused by transport infrastructure (for example, through a betterment tax) appears a promising way to finance public transport. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7067 OCT 01, 2014

Viguie, V.; Hallegatte, S. Disclosed