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The evolution of national urban policies : a global overview - reshaping the city agenda (English)

The spatial concentration and growth of the global population in poor and middle-income countries during the twenty-first century presents important opportunities as well as major challenges. ... See More +

Publication 99252 JAN 01, 2016

Turok,Ivan Spanish

Leveraging urbanization in South Asia : managing spatial transformation for prosperity and livability (English)

This report describes the progress of urbanization and structural transformation in South Asia, the market and policy failures that have shaped the region’s towns and cities, and the decisive actions needed to better leverage urbanization for South Asian prosperity and livability. ... See More +

Publication 101079 NOV 13, 2015

Ellis,Peter D.; Roberts,Mark

Households or locations ? cities, catchment areas and prosperity in India (English)

Policy makers in developing countries, including India, are increasingly sensitive to the links between spatial transformation and economic development. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7473 NOV 05, 2015

Li,Yue - SARCE; Rama,Martin G.

Jobs and land use within cities : a survey of theory, evidence, and policy (English)

Over the last century, the urban spatial structure of cities has transformed dramatically from the traditional monocentric configuration to varying forms of decentralized organization. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7453 OCT 22, 2015

Goswami,Arti Grover; Lall,Somik V.

Leveraging urbanization in South Asia : managing spatial transformation for prosperity and livability (Vol. 2) : Main report (English)

South Asia’s urban population is poised to grow by almost 250 million people by 2030. South Asia made good strides in achieving greater prosperity, with the increase in productivity linked to the growing number of people living in the region’s towns and cities. ... See More +

Working Paper 99657 SEP 03, 2015

Leveraging urbanization in South Asia : managing spatial transformation for prosperity and livability : Overview (English)

South Asia’s urban population is poised to grow by almost 250 million people by 2030. South Asia made good strides in achieving greater prosperity, with the increase in productivity linked to the growing number of people living in the region’s towns and cities. ... See More +

Working Paper 99657 SEP 03, 2015

India - Understanding India’s urban frontier : what is behind the emergence of census towns in India? (English)

According to the latest census of 2011, the urbanization level in India has increased from 27.8 percent in 2001 to 31.2 percent in 2011, and for the first time, the absolute increase in urban population exceeded the increase in rural population. ... See More +

Working Paper AUS7449 AUG 28, 2015

Maria,Augustin

Impact of property rights reform to support China’s rural-urban integration : village-level evidence from the Chengdu national experiment (English)

As part of a national experiment, in 2008 Chengdu prefecture implemented ambitious property rights reforms, including complete registration of all land together with measures to ease transferability and eliminate labor market restrictions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7389 AUG 11, 2015

Deininger,Klaus W.; Jin,Songqing; Liu,Shouying; Shao,Ting; Xia,Fang

Hukou and highways : the impact of China’s spatial development policies on urbanization and regional inequality (English)

China has used two main spatial policies to shape its geographic patterns of development: restricted labor mobility through the Hukou residential registration system and massive infrastructure investment, notably a 96,000 kilometer national expressway network. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7350 JUN 30, 2015

Bosker,Maarten; Deichmann,Uwe; Roberts,Mark

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

Managing peri-urban expansion - knowledge support for Peer Experience and Reflective Learning (PEARL) program under JNNURM : research paper (English)

The peri-urban is a distinct phenomenon within the larger process of urbanization. Whichever way one defines it, whether as a place a concept or a process, the peri-urban continues to battle the efforts of planners and administrators to establish spatial order and justice. ... See More +

Working Paper 99277 JUN 01, 2015

Shah, Jagan

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; Zangerling,Bontje Marie; Sanchez-Reaza,Javier 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

A new urban landscape in East–Southeast Asia, 2000–2010 (English)

East–Southeast Asia is currently one of the fastest urbanizing regions in the world, with countries such as China climbing from 20 to 50 percent urbanized in just a few decades. ... See More +

Journal Article 102535 MAR 03, 2015

A Schneider; Mertes,Carly M.; A J Tatem; Tan,Cecilia B.; D Sulla-Menashe; S J Graves; N N Patel; Horton,Josephine Ann; A E Gaughan; Rollo,James T; Schelly,Ian Henderson; F R Stevens; Dastur,Arish Adi

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

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The evolution of national urban policies : a global overview - reshaping the city agenda (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 99252 Publication Spanish
Leveraging urbanization in South Asia : managing spatial transformation for prosperity and livability (English)
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NOV 13, 2015 101079 Publication
Households or locations ? cities, catchment areas and prosperity in India (English)
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NOV 05, 2015 WPS7473 Policy Research Working Paper
Jobs and land use within cities : a survey of theory, evidence, and policy (English)
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OCT 22, 2015 WPS7453 Policy Research Working Paper
Leveraging urbanization in South Asia : managing spatial transformation for prosperity and livability (Vol. 2) : Main report (English)
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SEP 03, 2015 99657 Working Paper
Leveraging urbanization in South Asia : managing spatial transformation for prosperity and livability : Overview (English)
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SEP 03, 2015 99657 Working Paper
India - Understanding India’s urban frontier : what is behind the emergence of census towns in India? (English)
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AUG 28, 2015 AUS7449 Working Paper
Impact of property rights reform to support China’s rural-urban integration : village-level evidence from the Chengdu national experiment (English)
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AUG 11, 2015 WPS7389 Policy Research Working Paper
Hukou and highways : the impact of China’s spatial development policies on urbanization and regional inequality (English)
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JUN 30, 2015 WPS7350 Policy Research Working Paper
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
Managing peri-urban expansion - knowledge support for Peer Experience and Reflective Learning (PEARL) program under JNNURM : research paper (English)
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JUN 01, 2015 99277 Working 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
A new urban landscape in East–Southeast Asia, 2000–2010 (English)
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MAR 03, 2015 102535 Journal Article
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