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    Amman’s COVID-19 urban response: Lessons and outlook

    The International Growth Centre (IGC) and the Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) host a webinar that examines the response of Amman to the spread of COVID-19 and provides academic evidence on the role of planning for urban resilience, as well as exploring challenges and opportunities for recovery. This online event brings in experience and evidence on the best practices...

    7 December 2020

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    Placing cities at the centre of Africa’s COVID-19 recovery

    The on-going COVID19 pandemic has made clear the inequalities in infrastructure and institutions across the world – the heaviest burden often resting with developing cities. Housing is overcrowded and unsuitable for social distancing, there are difficulties in facilitating a coordinated response to containment measures, and poor service delivery of necessities like...

    28 October 2020

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    How to manage urban density post-COVID-19?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LI6bZpYZL8&ab_channel=InternationalGrowthCentre The COVID-19 pandemic has brought urgency to the need to understand better the dynamics of urban density and examine how cities can overcome the downsides of density to create productive and livable cities through active policy decisions. This is particularly the case in developing countries...

    7 October 2020

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    IGC at Urban Innovation Africa

    As part of this year's Skoll World Forum by Skoll Foundation, Utopia is hosting the virtual event Urban Innovation in Africa on Thursday 2nd April, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM (BST). The event will cover topics on urbanisation and emerging cities in Africa and will explore the following questions through the perspective of leading urban practitioners and innovators: Who...

    2 April 2020

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    Cities and experts meeting: Strengthening the financing position and investment in the cities of developing countries

    UN-Habitat, along with the European Investment Bank (EIB), European Commission DG DEVCO, International Growth Centre, and United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) held a cities and experts workshop on ‘enhancing financing for sustainable urban development’ on 28th February 2020 in Dakar, Senegal. The workshop took place during the European Investment Bank...

    28 February 2020

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    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

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    Financing inclusive and sustainable development in Pakistani cities

    Mahbub Ul Haq Research Center at LUMS and IGC Pakistan and are jointly hosting a talk that will explore the potential of a ‘beneficial property tax’ as a new reform to build inclusive cities. The event will inaugurate the Mahbub Ul Haq Reform Dialogues that are meant to engage audiences on key policy issues through an interactive debate. This talk will discuss the...

    31 January 2020

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    Special Economic Zones: Can they create jobs and grow the economy?

    A special economic zone, or SEZ, can be defined as ‘a region within a country that has a different set of regulations designed to increase production’. SEZ’s have become a popular instrument to achieve certain developmental ends after the successes achieved in particular by Taiwan, Mauritius and China. Within otherwise fragile economic areas, in particular, they can...

    14 November 2019

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    Can Special Economic Zones drive growth in urbanising Africa?

    As urban population growth in Africa continues to surge, so too does unemployment, informality and the growing bulge of disgruntled youth. A staggering two-thirds of the investments in urban infrastructure required to support these populations by 2050, are yet to be made, or $93 billion per year. Special Economic Zones, or SEZ’s, have become a popular instrument to try...

    13 November 2019

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    Paths to urbanisation: Comparing the stories of Chinese and African cities

    China has generated some of the most impressive urbanisation stories the world has ever seen. Since the early 1980s, more than 300 million rural migrants have moved to Chinese cities, as opportunities in urban areas have driven economic modernisation that has lifted more than 680 million people out of poverty.  Some of the urbanisation challenges China faced nearly 40...

    29 October 2019