Showing all content in Cities That Work

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Informal settlements in Lusaka

    Over the past two decades, the number of Lusaka’s residents living in highly dense informal settlements has nearly tripled to about 1.4 million as of 2020, which is nearly 62% of Lusaka’s current population. Approximately 38% of Lusaka’s land that is in residential use is informal. This is spread across the city’s 94 townships or compounds, with 22 of these...

    2 Feb 2022 | Dennis Chiwele, Patrick Lamson-Hall, Shahrukh Wani

  • Event

    IGC Cities that Work on infrastructure projects for African integration into global value chains

    As part of webinar series organised by the Pitch World First, IGC’s Oliver Harman and other panellists discuss how as the AfCFTA is unfolding and African countries are looking at being more and more interconnected, how can infrastructure projects work for African integration into global value chains? Together with African ministries this session was on the...

    21 April 2021

  • Project

    Data and research as key enablers for city policy: A case study of Cape Town

    The City of Cape Town is widely recognised as a city that is making large strides in advancing the use of data and research in critical policy decisions including planning, implementation, and service delivery. This project seeks to document the use of data and evidence in policymaking in Cape Town over the past 20 years, since the Metro became a Unicity in 2000. The...

    20 Jan 2022 | Carol Wright, Victoria Delbridge

  • Project

    Digitalisation of local revenues in Malawi’s cities

    Malawi is still at the beginning of its urbanisation trajectory. As growth takes place and urbanisation increases, critical investments in infrastructure and service delivery will be required to ensure urban centres become engines of prosperity rather than sites of overcrowding and congestion. These investments require revenues, and recent reforms to improve local revenue...

    20 Jan 2022 | Lennart Fleck, Victoria Delbridge

  • Multimedia Item - Video

    The Future of Urban Development in Afghanistan

    On December 10, 2021, the Oxford Urbanists hosted a panel event on contemporary urban-development dynamics in Afghanistan.

    14 Dec 2021

  • Event

    The future of urban development in Afghanistan

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQkFCMLUiBA&ab_channel=OxfordUrbanists Shahrukh Wani, Economist at IGC’s Cities that Work initiative moderates a discussion on contemporary urban-development dynamics in Afghanistan hosted by Oxford Urbanists. In conversation are Sana Safi, a journalist with the BBC World Service, Srinivasa Popuri of UN-Habitat, and Erol Yayboke of...

    10 December 2021

  • Blog post

    Learning from Lagos

    How a "lite" rapid transit system in the Nigerian city transformed commuting. In many emerging cities, public transit is informal and unregulated. Considerable quality of life, environmental, and health consequences result from this. At an individual level, many people are unable to afford public transit and must walk to work, which reduces their career opportunities,...

    22 Nov 2021 | Oliver Harman, Siobhan McDonough

  • News Item

    Why sustainable urbanisation is important in the fight against climate change

    With COP26 underway in Glasgow, a high level event convened by The Prince’s Foundation and key Commonwealth partners held on 27 October discussed the ‘triple threat’ of rapid urbanisation, natural resource depletion and climate change, and the need for collaboration if global climate action targets are to be met within the limited time available. Joining HRH The...

    2 Nov 2021

  • Event

    IGC cities that work on global value chains and regional innovation

    As part of webinar series organised by the Regional Studies Association (RSA), IGC’s Oliver Harman and other panellists discuss how cities and regions can build, embed and reshape global value chains (GVCs) to their enhancement and technological upgrading. The session aims to contribute to wider discussions on regional innovation and smart specialisation strategies...

    27 October 2021

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Urban agriculture: a productive land-use for cities?

    As urban populations rapidly increase in the developing world, so do the challenges of feeding those who live there. This policy brief explores the ways that city governments can harness the benefits of urban agriculture, without disrupting the core purpose of a city of density and connectivity.

    12 Oct 2021 | Victoria Delbridge, Thierry Hoza Ngoga