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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

China - Chongqing Small Towns Water Environment Management Project : resettlement plan (Vol. 2 of 6) : Resettlement action plan of the Penshui sub-project (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 MAR 01, 2014

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 great migration : urban aspirations (English)

The great 21st-century migration into cities will present both a great challenge for humanity and a significant opportunity for global economic growth. ... See More +

Working Paper 84230 NOV 01, 2013

Keith, Michael

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

Urbanization and the geography of development (English)

This paper focuses on several interrelated key questions on the geography of development. Although we herald cities with their industrial bases as 'engines of growth,' does industrialization in fact drive urbanization? ... See More +

Working Paper 84232 NOV 01, 2013

Henderson, J. Vernon

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

Urbanization and (in) formalization (English)

Inexorable urbanization and formalization have been the expectations in development discourse. Indeed, measures of urbanization and formalization have been provided and used as indicators of development. ... See More +

Working Paper 84258 NOV 01, 2013

Ghani, Ejaz; Kanbur, Ravi

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

Vietnam - Result-based Northern Mountains Urban Program Project (English)

Project Information Document 80778 JUL 31, 2013

South Asia urban newsletter (English)

The South Asia urban newsletter includes the following headings: highlights from South Asia regional workshop: promoting access to affordable land and housing; main challenges and take away from the workshop; upgrading housing in informal settlements; and country feature-India. ... See More +

Newsletter 79554 JUL 01, 2013

Urban agriculture : findings from four city case studies (English)

Urban agriculture contributes to local economic development, poverty alleviation, the social inclusion of the urban poor and women, as well as to the greening of the city and the productive reuse of urban wastes. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 80759 JUL 01, 2013

Transforming cities with transit : transit and land-use integration for sustainable urban development : Transformacion de las ciudades mediante el transporte public : integracion entre el transporte publico y el uso de la tierra en pos de un desarrollo urbano sostenible (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 MAR 01, 2013

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

India - National Cyclone Risk Mitigation Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 75739 FEB 28, 2013

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

South Asia urban newsletter (English)

This issue of the South Asia urban includes new urban studies - Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and promoting regional growth through connectivity. ... See More +

Newsletter 76434 FEB 08, 2013

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 +

Working Paper 86240 FEB 03, 2013

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

Urbanization and (in)formalization (English)

Two of the great stylized predictions of development theory, and two of the great expectations of policy makers as indicators of progress in development, are inexorable urbanization and inexorable formalization. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6374 FEB 01, 2013

Ghani, Ejaz; Kanbur, Ravi

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

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 JAN 03, 2013

Suzuki, Hiroaki; Cervero, Robert; Iuchi, Kanako Spanish, French

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Growing through cities in developing countries (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 WPS6818 Policy Research Working Paper
China - Chongqing Small Towns Water Environment Management Project : resettlement plan (Vol. 2 of 6) : Resettlement action plan of the Penshui sub-project (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 RP1626 Resettlement Plan
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 great migration : urban aspirations (English)
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NOV 01, 2013 84230 Working Paper
Converting land into affordable housing floor space (English)
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NOV 01, 2013 84252 Working Paper
Urbanization and the geography of development (English)
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NOV 01, 2013 84232 Working Paper
Urbanization as opportunity (English)
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NOV 01, 2013 84257 Working Paper
Urbanization and (in) formalization (English)
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NOV 01, 2013 84258 Working Paper
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
Vietnam - Result-based Northern Mountains Urban Program Project (English)
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JUL 31, 2013 80778 Project Information Document
Honduras - Additional Financing for the Social Protection Project : indigenous peoples plan : Honduras - Protocolo de Ingreso y Atencion a las Comunidades : indigenas peoples plan (Spanish)
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JUL 10, 2013 IPP643 Indigenous Peoples Plan
South Asia urban newsletter (English)
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JUL 01, 2013 79554 Newsletter
Urban agriculture : findings from four city case studies (English)
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JUL 01, 2013 80759 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Transforming cities with transit : transit and land-use integration for sustainable urban development : Transformacion de las ciudades mediante el transporte public : integracion entre el transporte publico y el uso de la tierra en pos de un desarrollo urbano sostenible (Spanish)
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MAR 01, 2013 74630 Publication English, French
India - National Cyclone Risk Mitigation Project : procurement plan (English)
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FEB 28, 2013 75739 Procurement Plan
Urbanization beyond municipal boundaries : nurturing metropolitan economies and connecting peri-urban areas in India (English)
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FEB 21, 2013 75734 Other Urban Study
South Asia urban newsletter (English)
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FEB 08, 2013 76434 Newsletter
Georgia - Urbanization review : toward an urban sector strategy Georgia's evolving urban system and its challenges (English)
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FEB 03, 2013 86240 Working Paper
Urbanization and (in)formalization (English)
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FEB 01, 2013 WPS6374 Policy Research Working Paper
Transforming cities with transit : transit and land-use integration for sustainable urban development (English)
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JAN 03, 2013 74630 Publication Spanish, French