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East Asia's changing urban landscape : measuring a decade of spatial growth : Overview (English)

Urban leaders, policy makers, and researchers trying to understand or respond to urbanization have always been hampered by the lack of internationally comparable data. ... See More +

Working Paper 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 world's 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 +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 93678 NOV 01, 2014

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

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

Urbanization as opportunity (English)

Urbanization deserves urgent attention from policy makers, academics, entrepreneurs, and social reformers of all stripes. Nothing else will create as many opportunities for social and economic progress. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6874 MAY 01, 2014

Fuller, Brandon; Romer, Paul

Urbanization and the geography of development (English)

This paper focuses on three interrelated questions on urbanization and the geography of development. First, although we herald cities with their industrial bases as quot;engines of growth,quot; does industrialization in fact drive urbanization? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6877 MAY 01, 2014

Henderson, J. Vernon

Transforming cities with transit : transit and land-use integration for sustainable urban development : Informe principal (Spanish)

This study explores the complex process of transit and land-use integration in rapidly growing cities in developing countries. It first identifies barriers to and opportunities for effective coordination of transit infrastructure and urban development. ... See More +

Publication 74630 APR 01, 2014

Suzuki, Hiroaki; Cervero, Robert; Iuchi, Kanako English, Chinese

Armenia - Trade Promotion and Quality Infrastructure Project : resettlement plan : Resettlement policy framework (Armenian)

The objective of the Armenia Trade Promotion and Quality Infrastructure Project is to strengthen the enabling environment and firm capacity to increase private investments and exports. ... See More +

Resettlement Plan RP1619 MAR 27, 2014

English

Growing through cities in developing countries (English)

This paper examines the effects of urbanization on development and growth. It begins with a labor market perspective and emphasizes the importance of agglomeration economies, both static and dynamic. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6818 MAR 01, 2014

Duranton, Gilles

Multi-donor trust fund for sustainable logistics (MDTF-SL) : position note urban logistics and port-cities (English)

This note explores issues within the urban logistics and port-cities thematic pillar. It is one of three focus areas, or thematic pillars, for the multi-donor trust fund for sustainable logistics (MDTF-SL). ... See More +

Working Paper 85872 JAN 01, 2014

Blanco, Edgar E.

The systems of secondary cities : the neglected drivers of urbanising economies (English)

Many parts of the global and national systems of cities are not benefiting significantly from the ‘new age’ and economic geography of cities. Most of these are the secondary and small cities of less than a million people. ... See More +

Brief 89861 JAN 01, 2014

Roberts, Brian ; Peter Hohmann, Rene

Madagascar - Integrated Growth Poles Project : social and environmental impact assessment (Vol. 22) : Amenagements ecotouristiques au niveau du site mont passot : etude dapos;impact environnemental et social (French)

This environmental and social impact assessment of the Madagascar Integrated Growth Poles Project presents the environmental assessments for each of three strategic regions of the country: the district of Nosy Be, the Antananarivo / Antsirabe axis, and the district of Tolagnaro. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment E1118 NOV 04, 2013

Tecsult International Limitee; ECR; Land Ressources; APC

A systemic analysis of land markets and land institutions in West African cities : rules and practices - the case of Bamako, Mali (English)

This paper presents a new type of land market analysis relevant to cities with plural tenure systems as in West Africa. The methodology hinges on a systemic analysis of land delivery channels, which helps to show how land is initially made available for circulation, how tenure can be formalized incrementally, and the different means whereby households can access land. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6687 NOV 01, 2013

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

Urbanization as opportunity (English)

Urbanization deserves urgent attention from policy makers, academics, entrepreneurs, and social reformers of all stripes. Nothing else will create as many opportunities for social and economic progress. ... See More +

Working Paper 84257 NOV 01, 2013

Fuller, Brandon; Romer, Paul

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 +

Working Paper 84252 NOV 01, 2013

Bertaud, Alain

Title Document Date Report No. Document Type Also available in
East Asia's changing urban landscape : measuring a decade of spatial growth : Overview (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 93877 Working Paper
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 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
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
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
Urbanization as opportunity (English)
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MAY 01, 2014 WPS6874 Policy Research Working Paper
Urbanization and the geography of development (English)
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MAY 01, 2014 WPS6877 Policy Research Working Paper
Transforming cities with transit : transit and land-use integration for sustainable urban development : Informe principal (Spanish)
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APR 01, 2014 74630 Publication English, Chinese
Armenia - Trade Promotion and Quality Infrastructure Project : resettlement plan : Resettlement policy framework (Armenian)
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MAR 27, 2014 RP1619 Resettlement Plan English
Growing through cities in developing countries (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 WPS6818 Policy Research Working Paper
Multi-donor trust fund for sustainable logistics (MDTF-SL) : position note urban logistics and port-cities (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 85872 Working Paper
The systems of secondary cities : the neglected drivers of urbanising economies (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 89861 Brief
Madagascar - Integrated Growth Poles Project : social and environmental impact assessment (Vol. 22) : Amenagements ecotouristiques au niveau du site mont passot : etude dapos;impact environnemental et social (French)
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NOV 04, 2013 E1118 Environmental Assessment
A systemic analysis of land markets and land institutions in West African cities : rules and practices - the case of Bamako, Mali (English)
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NOV 01, 2013 WPS6687 Policy Research Working Paper
Urbanization as opportunity (English)
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NOV 01, 2013 84257 Working Paper
Converting land into affordable housing floor space (English)
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NOV 01, 2013 84252 Working Paper