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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

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    Urbanization and Poverty Reduction Research Conference

    On 9th September, IGC Cities and Cities that Work are co-hosting the 6th Urbanization and Poverty Reduction Conference. The conference will bring together academics and development practitioners to present and discuss questions relating to People, Markets and Cities. In particular, the conference will focus on effective land, housing, transport and local labour market...

    9–10 September 2019

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    Financing Punjab’s cities: Land and property taxes workshop

    IGC Pakistan and Cities that Work co-hosted an interactive roundtable workshop on property taxes with the Government of Punjab with support from the Consortium for Development Policy Research (CDPR). The workshop is part of IGC's engagement with the Government of Punjab to support its tax reform agenda by strengthening revenue from property and land. It also builds upon...

    1 September 2019

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    IGC - Greater Amman Municipality workshop on data in urban policy making and development levies

    On the 17th of April 2019, the IGC co-hosted a workshop with the Greater Amman Municipality. The workshop explored opportunities for first step reforms in the areas of: (i) options to enhance the use of data in urban policymaking and (ii) options to improve the calculation, issuance and collection of development levies.  Each theme was the subject of a half-day workshop...

    17 April 2019

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    Amman: An engine of economic growth

    Over the last 15 years, the population of Amman has more than doubled from around 1.94 million citizens to an estimated 4.2 million today. With ongoing population growth and urbanisation in Jordan this number will continue to rapidly increase in the forthcoming decades. Through increased density and the creation of productive clusters, this process offers the potential to...

    18 April 2019

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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