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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

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

Ghana - Secondary Education Improvement Project : resettlement policy framework (Vol. 2) : Resettlement action plan for 6 affected sites of 23 new school projects (English)

The development objective of the Secondary Education Improvement Project for Ghana is to increase access to upper secondary education in underserved school districts and improve quality in low-performing senior high schools in Ghana. ... See More +

Resettlement Plan RP1623 FEB 17, 2015

East Asia's 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

Project Information Document (Appraisal Stage) - Dar es Salaam Metropolitan Development Project - P123134 (English)

Project Information Document PIDA15936 DEC 12, 2014

Bald,Andre A.

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 +

ESMAP Paper 93678 NOV 01, 2014

Salat, Serge; Chen, Mansha; Liu, Feng

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

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 OCT 28, 2014

English

Jordan - Regional and Local Development Project : procurement 1for consultants (English)

Procurement Plan 94002 OCT 27, 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

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

Overview -- the urban imperative : toward shared prosperity (English)

Urbanization is undoubtedly a key driver of development -- cities provide the national platform for prosperity, job creation, and poverty reduction. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6875 MAY 01, 2014

Glaeser, Edward; Joshi-Ghani, Abha

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 "engines of growth," does industrialization in fact drive urbanization? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6877 MAY 01, 2014

Henderson, J. Vernon

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 +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6879 MAY 01, 2014

Keith, Michael

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

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

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India - Andhra Pradesh Municipal Development Project : restructuring (English)
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MAR 17, 2015 RES15700 Project Paper
Kenya - Municipal Program Project : restructuring (English)
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FEB 26, 2015 RES16946 Project Paper
Ghana - Secondary Education Improvement Project : resettlement policy framework (Vol. 2) : Resettlement action plan for 6 affected sites of 23 new school projects (English)
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FEB 17, 2015 RP1623 Resettlement Plan
East Asia's 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
Project Information Document (Appraisal Stage) - Dar es Salaam Metropolitan Development Project - P123134 (English)
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DEC 12, 2014 PIDA15936 Project Information Document
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
China - Chongqing Small Towns Water Environment Management Project : resettlement plan (Vol. 2) : Resettlement action plan of the Pengshui county flood and wastewater management subproject (Chinese)
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OCT 28, 2014 RP1626 Resettlement Plan English
Jordan - Regional and Local Development Project : procurement 1for consultants (English)
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OCT 27, 2014 94002 Procurement Plan
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
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
Overview -- the urban imperative : toward shared prosperity (English)
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MAY 01, 2014 WPS6875 Policy Research Working Paper
Urbanization and the geography of development (English)
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MAY 01, 2014 WPS6877 Policy Research Working Paper
The great migration : urban aspirations (English)
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MAY 01, 2014 WPS6879 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
Growing through cities in developing countries (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 WPS6818 Policy Research Working Paper