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    Twitter chat: What works in building sustainable and resilient cities

    Over the last decade, natural disasters have affected more than 220 million people and caused economic damage of $100 billion per year globally. By 2030, without significant investment to make cities more resilient, natural disasters may cost cities worldwide three times that amount a year, and climate change may push millions of urban residents into poverty (UNHabitat,...

    31 October 2018

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    5th Urbanization and Poverty Reduction Research Conference

    Across the developing world, the growth of cities is outpacing effective policy. Low density land use results in rapidly expanding cities, raising the costs of infrastructure and service provision and limiting liveability and productivity. At the same time, limited investments in transport infrastructure such as roads limits the connectivity between individuals and...

    7 September 2018

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    Can special economic zones drive growth in developing cities?

    The Oxford Urbanists/IGC Cities that Work co-host the third part of the panel series for a discussion on the effectiveness of special economic zones in developing cities. Practitioners and researchers from across the Oxford community discuss how SEZs have historically driven economic growth in various geographic contexts, how they can do so in the future. With the end of...

    29 May 2018

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    Cities that Work/KCCA workshop on first steps for urban mobility reform in Greater Kampala

    On the 25th April 2018, Cities that Work co-hosted a workshop with the Kampala Capital City Authority on urban mobility in the Greater Kampala Metropolitan Area, to explore first steps in reform. The workshop brought together Biodun Otunola, Managing Director of Planet Projects Limited in  Nigeria, Samson Gyamera, Executive Director of the Greater Accra Public Transport...

    25 April 2018

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    Cities that Work global launch

    The Cities that Work Global Launch took place on 7th September, at the World Bank in Washington DC. The event included a panel discussion on the theme of ‘Research into Policy to Support Well-Managed Urbanisation’, with Jennifer Musisi (Executive Director of Kampala Capital City Authority), Professor Ed Glaeser (Harvard), Francisco Ferreira (Senior Adviser,...

    7 September 2017

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    IGC at the World Bank Land and Poverty Conference 2018

    IGC’s Cities that Work initiative is partnering with the World Bank on their annual Land and Poverty Conference. Cities that Work Council Chair Professor Ed Glaeser gives the keynote speech on the 19th March from 4:30 – 6pm (EST), on cities and the crucial role of land use and property rights in urban development. On the 22nd March, Cities that Work Council...

    19–23 March 2018

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    IGC and the Kampala Capital City Authority at the World Urban Forum

    Events On the 9th February from 7-8pm (Kuala Lumpur time), the Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA)’s Executive Director Jennifer Musisi, one of the policy leaders of the IGC’s Cities that Work initiative, delivers the opening Urban Talk on municipal finances for UN-HABITAT’s World Urban Forum taking place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The discussion explores...

    7–13 February 2018

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    Getting ahead of the curve: Addressing housing needs in rapidly growing cities

    Across the developing world, the pace of urbanisation has outstripped the ability of governments to facilitate decent, affordable housing for citizens. With the price of private housing developments making them out of reach for middle-income households, urban growth in these rapidly growing cities has largely occurred through unplanned, low-density, and low-quality...

    23 February 2018

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    Making the most of urban land

    As developing cities rapidly expand, the use of urban land is crucial to the functioning and financing of urban activity. As such, policies to encourage productive and livable urban land use play a key role in unlocking the potential for cities as engines of growth and prosperity. Efforts to increase the security, marketability and legal enforceability of land rights allow...

    30 November 2017

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    Informal transportation systems in rapidly growing cities

    Across many developing cities, policymakers are increasingly looking to upgrade and modernize existing transport systems in an effort to meet the growing needs of rapidly expanding populations. For instance, in Lagos, Governor Ambode aims to phase out the use of danfo minibuses and replace them with high capacity buses that can operate on Bus Rapid Transit lines. Reactions...

    15 November 2017