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  • Blog post

    Urban data innovations: Three cities showing their smarts

    Last year the International Growth Centre (IGC) co-hosted a policy workshop in Washington DC in the United States (US) with the World Bank, George Washington University, and the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) as part of the 6th Urbanisation and Poverty Reduction Conference. The theme was ‘Leveraging new data for better urban management and policies’. This year,...

    10 Feb 2020 | Victoria Delbridge, Oliver Harman

  • Event

    IGC at the World Urban Forum

    The IGC's Cities that Work team is hosting a series of events as part of the 10th World Urban Forum in Abu Dhabi: The session Data-driven innovation in city governance: Exploring global lessons and quick-wins will utilise both cutting-edge research and case studies of individual city reforms to illustrate how harnessing data can improve city governance and urban...

    11–13 February 2020

  • Multimedia Item - Video

    Building city resilience: Data lessons from Cape Town

    Hugh Cole (Director of Policy and Strategy, City of Cape Town) discusses how the city used innovative techniques to respond to a crisis in water supplies.

    4 Feb 2020

  • Multimedia Item - Video

    Traffic management: Data lessons from Lagos and Kampala

    Traffic congestion can cost working time and be detrimental to a city's productivity. Biodun Otunola (CEO Planet Projects, Lagos) and Andrew Kitaka (Executive Director, Kampala Capital City Authority) discuss how data can be used to improve traffic management in developing cities.

    4 Feb 2020

  • Multimedia Item - Video

    Video: Urban management: Data lessons from Amman

    Reham Bataineh, Head of Local Plans Division for the Greater Amman Municipality, discusses Amman's transition from using a manual data system to a geographical one and how it has helped evidence-based decision making in the city.

    28 Jan 2020

  • Multimedia Item - Video

    Creating successful data systems: Data lessons from Cape Town

    Craig Kesson, Executive Director for Corporate Services at the City of Cape Town, discusses the city council's experience of improving their use of datasets for the benefit of the city.

    21 Jan 2020

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Setting water tariffs right: Considerations and approaches

    Governments must ensure access to water for all citizens as it is a right with far-reaching social, political and economic implications. To facilitate sustainable access to quality water, an appropriate approach to water tariffs needs to be determined that considers various contextual challenges and opportunities. This brief looks at the potential options for...

    15 Jan 2020 | Astrid Haas

  • Project

    Rwanda land tenure Regularisation

    The registration of land rights is one of the key challenges facing policymakers today. Secure, legally enforceable, and marketable land rights allow cities to become a platform of productivity by ensuring that owners have the security to invest and transact land. They also allow governments to plan and tax land for the public good. Theirry Ngoga Hoza - who was closely...

    18 Dec 2019 | Thierry Hoza Ngoga

  • Multimedia Item - Video

    The potential of cities in Pakistan

    Shahrukh Wani, Cities Economist, speaks with Dr. Ali Hasanain, Assistant Professor of Economics at LUMS, on the potential of cities in Pakistan and how increasing their efficiency can boost the economy exponentially for Pakistan@100's first skype podcast. Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) and the World Bank Pakistan have partnered on a series of outputs and...

    21 Nov 2019

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Urban mobility: policy decisions for connecting the city

    This brief explores key trade-offs policymakers face in improving systems of urban mobility. Drawing on cross- city experience, it looks at addressing rising demands for private transport, options for formalising existing transport systems, and trade-offs policymakers face in investing in high capacity public transit.

    15 Nov 2019 | Paul Collier, Edward Glaeser, Tony Venables, Priya Manwaring, Michael Blake