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    Building better data to support sustainable urbanisation in the Commonwealth

    The Commonwealth Association of Architects, in collaboration with the International Growth Centre, Ordnance Survey and Nesta Challenges, is pleased to announce a series of three inter-linked online events the aim of which is to explore how to ‘Build Better Data to Support Sustainable Urbanisation in the Commonwealth’. The series is held on 5 - 7 July 2021 in...

    5–7 July 2021

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    Cities that work strategic capacity development for global future cities

    As part of the Global Future Cities Programme, in collaboration with the UK Built Environment Advisory Group (UKBEAG), Cities that Work initiative are co-delivering three capacity building sessions to 19 middle income cities. The recordings of these sessions, their relevant materials as well as other sessions relevant to emerging city policymakers a will be available...

    21 January 2021

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

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGsVq7B0IWA 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...

    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