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Demography, urbanization and development : rural push, urban pull and... urban push ? (English)

Developing countries have urbanized rapidly since 1950. To explain urbanization, standard models emphasize rural-urban migration, focusing on rural push factors (agricultural modernization and rural poverty) and urban pull factors (industrialization and urban-biased policies). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7333 JUN 23, 2015

Jedwab,Remi Camille; Christiaensen,Luc; Gindelsky,Marina

India - Capacity Building for Urban Development Project : restructuring (English)

The objective of the Capacity Building for Urban Development Project for India is to assist the recipient in improving the systems and skills of select urban local government bodies with respect to urban management and urban poverty reduction, as well as to support the recipient’s implementation of various urban policy and institutional reforms. ... See More +

Project Paper RES17220 JUN 19, 2015

Urbanization trends in Bolivia : opportunities and challenges (English)

This note is a summary of a report that considers urban areas as the complement to rural areas that will allow the Plurinational State of Bolivia to achieve the goals set forth in its Patriotic Agenda for the Bicentennial 2025. ... See More +

Brief 97834 MAY 01, 2015

Trohanis,Zoe Elena Spanish

Rising through cities in Ghana : urbanization review - overview report (English)

Rapid urbanization in Ghana over the past three decades has coincided with rapid GDP growth. This has helped to create jobs, increase human capital, decrease poverty, and expand opportunities and improve living conditions for millions of Ghanaians. ... See More +

Other Urban Study 96449 APR 01, 2015

India - Tamil Nadu Sustainable Urban Development Project : chair summary (English)

Board Summary 95428 MAR 31, 2015

India - Andhra Pradesh Municipal Development Project : restructuring (English)

The development objective of the Andhra Pradesh Municipal Development Project for India is to help improve urban services in Andhra Pradesh and the capacity of the participating urban local body (ULBs) to sustain and expand urban services. ... See More +

Project Paper RES15700 MAR 17, 2015

Land delivery systems in West African cities : the example of Bamako, Mali (English)

Urban and peri-urban land markets in rapidly expanding West African cities operate within and across different coexisting tenure regimes and involve complex procedures to obtain or make land available for housing. ... See More +

Publication 95360 MAR 17, 2015

Durand-Lasserve,Alain; Durand-Lasserve, Maylis; Selod,Harris French

Urban Land Acquisition and Involuntary Resettlement : linking innovation and local benefits - case study report (English)

With rapid urbanization and an increasing number of publicly-funded urban projects, there is a growing demand to address complex land acquisition and involuntary resettlement issues in urban settings. ... See More +

Working Paper 94957 MAR 01, 2015

Roquet, Vincent; Bornholdt, Luciano; Sirker, Karen; Lukic, Jelena

Kenya - Municipal Program Project : restructuring (English)

The objective of the restructuring for the Municipal Program (KMP) Project for Kenya is to improve planning and delivery of infrastructure services in urban areas in selected counties. ... See More +

Project Paper RES16946 FEB 26, 2015

East Asias changing urban landscape : measuring a decade of spatial growth (Vol. 2) (English)

Urbanization is transforming the developing world. However, understanding the pace, scale, and form of urbanization has been limited by a lack of consistent data. ... See More +

Publication 93877 FEB 04, 2015

East Asias changing urban landscape : measuring a decade of spatial growth : Overview (English)

Urbanization is transforming the developing world. However, understanding the pace, scale, and form of urbanization has been limited by a lack of consistent data. ... See More +

Publication 93877 JAN 01, 2015

Bolivia - Bolivia Urban Infrastructure Project : P083979 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 17 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR17084 DEC 17, 2014

Trohanis,Zoe Elena

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

Planning energy efficient and livable cities : energy efficient cities (English)

The worlds urban population is expected to increase by about 2.7 billion by 2050. Virtually all of the increased population will be in developing countries, leading to massive needs for new and improved housing and urban infrastructures (UNDESA 2012). ... See More +

ESMAP Paper 93678 NOV 01, 2014

Salat, Serge; Chen, Mansha; Liu, Feng

A dynamic spatial model of rural-urban transformation with public goods (English)

This paper develops a dynamic model that explains the pattern of population and production allocation in an economy with an urban location and a rural one. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7051 OCT 01, 2014

Biller, Dan; Andres, Luis; Cuberes, David

Trade and cities (English)

Many developing countries display remarkably high degrees of urban concentration that are incommensurate with their levels of urbanization. The cost of excessively high levels of urban concentration can be very high in terms of overpopulation, congestion, and productivity growth. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6913 JUN 01, 2014

Karayalcin, Cem; Yilmazkuday, Hakan

China - Chongqing Small Towns Water Environment Management Project : resettlement plan (Vol. 2) : Resettlement action plan of the Pengshui county flood and wastewater management subproject (English)

The development objective of the Chongqing Small Towns Water Environment Management Project for China is to reduce flood risks and improve wastewater services in selected counties of the Chongqing municipality. ... See More +

Resettlement Plan RP1626 JUN 01, 2014

Chinese

China - Wuhan Integrated Transport Development Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 4) : Environmental impact assessment annexes (Chinese)

The objective of the Wuhan Integrated Transport Development Project for China is to improve the integration of transport services, improve reliability of the transport system, improve road safety, reduce travel times by public transport, and decrease operational costs of the transport system in Wuhan and Anlu. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment E4803 MAY 29, 2014

Armenia - Trade Promotion and Quality Infrastructure Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 88355 MAY 28, 2014

Converting land into affordable housing floor space (English)

Cities emerge from the spatial concentration of people and economic activities. But spatial concentration is not enough; the economic viability of cities depends on people, ideas, and goods to move rapidly across the urban area. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6870 MAY 01, 2014

Bertaud, Alain

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Demography, urbanization and development : rural push, urban pull and... urban push ? (English)
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JUN 23, 2015 WPS7333 Policy Research Working Paper
India - Capacity Building for Urban Development Project : restructuring (English)
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JUN 19, 2015 RES17220 Project Paper
Urbanization trends in Bolivia : opportunities and challenges (English)
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MAY 01, 2015 97834 Brief Spanish
Rising through cities in Ghana : urbanization review - overview report (English)
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APR 01, 2015 96449 Other Urban Study
India - Tamil Nadu Sustainable Urban Development Project : chair summary (English)
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MAR 31, 2015 95428 Board Summary
India - Andhra Pradesh Municipal Development Project : restructuring (English)
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MAR 17, 2015 RES15700 Project Paper
Land delivery systems in West African cities : the example of Bamako, Mali (English)
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MAR 17, 2015 95360 Publication French
Urban Land Acquisition and Involuntary Resettlement : linking innovation and local benefits - case study report (English)
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MAR 01, 2015 94957 Working Paper
Kenya - Municipal Program Project : restructuring (English)
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FEB 26, 2015 RES16946 Project Paper
East Asias changing urban landscape : measuring a decade of spatial growth (Vol. 2) (English)
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FEB 04, 2015 93877 Publication
East Asias changing urban landscape : measuring a decade of spatial growth : Overview (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 93877 Publication
Bolivia - Bolivia Urban Infrastructure Project : P083979 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 17 (English)
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DEC 17, 2014 ISR17084 Implementation Status and Results Report
Housing consumption and urbanization (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 WPS7112 Policy Research Working Paper
Planning energy efficient and livable cities : energy efficient cities (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 93678 ESMAP Paper
A dynamic spatial model of rural-urban transformation with public goods (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 WPS7051 Policy Research Working Paper
Trade and cities (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6913 Policy Research Working Paper
China - Chongqing Small Towns Water Environment Management Project : resettlement plan (Vol. 2) : Resettlement action plan of the Pengshui county flood and wastewater management subproject (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 RP1626 Resettlement Plan Chinese
China - Wuhan Integrated Transport Development Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 4) : Environmental impact assessment annexes (Chinese)
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MAY 29, 2014 E4803 Environmental Assessment
Armenia - Trade Promotion and Quality Infrastructure Project : procurement plan (English)
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MAY 28, 2014 88355 Procurement Plan
Converting land into affordable housing floor space (English)
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MAY 01, 2014 WPS6870 Policy Research Working Paper