Showing all Events in Cities, Cities That Work

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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

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    IGC at the 33rd Annual General meeting of the Association of Local Authorities in Tanzania

    On the 2nd – 4th October 2017, the IGC was invited to participate in the 33rd Annual General meeting of the Association of Local Authorities in Tanzania (ALAT) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. As part of this, representatives from the IGC’s Cities that Work initiative presented research findings and best practice for additional ‘taxpayer-friendly’ sources of...

    2–4 October 2017

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    Twitter chat: Innovative systems of governance for rapidly growing cities

    Host @The_IGC Key discussants Enid Slack @imfgtoronto – Director, Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance Martin J. Williams @Mar_tinW – Associate Professor in Public Management, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford Didier G. Sagashya @sagashya – Executive Secretary, The City of Kigali Amina Khan @Khan_ODI – Senior Research...

    31 October 2017

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    Urban futures for Dhaka and Bangladesh

    IGC Bangladesh hosted a seminar with Professor Tony Venables on 20th July 2017 at the BRAC Centre, followed by a discussion amongst stakeholders working on issues related to urbanisation in Bangladesh. Prof. Venables first talked about urban land use and associated rights and regulation. Issues related to land inevitably have direct implications on urban housing and...

    20 July 2017

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    Public lecture: Making cities work in the developing world

    On 25 May, the IGC Cities that Work initiative held a lecture at the LSE entitled "Making cities work in the developing world". Ed Glaeser, chair of the Cities that Work council and research director of IGC's cities programme, talked about the importance of cities for development and the need for policy to tackle the downsides of density in cities. He also...

    25 May 2017

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    4th Urbanisation and poverty reduction research conference

    The 4th Urbanisation and poverty reduction research conference hosted by the World Bank, George Washington University, and the IGC will bring together academics and development practitioners to present and discuss the challenges of sustainable urbanisation in developing countries. The conference will take place on 8 September at the World Bank in Washington, DC, and will...

    8 September 2017

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    Urban Myanmar workshop

    IGC Myanmar hosted a workshop on 23 February to present the policy brief “Urban Myanmar” and to outline an agenda for urban research and policy issues in the country. The event, co-sponsored by the Myanmar Development Institute (MDI, a new government- affiliated think tank), brought together researchers from IGC and local government stakeholders. The sessions...

    23 February 2017

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    Urbanisation, growth and poverty reduction: The role of secondary cities

    IGC Tanzania ran a joint event with the University of Dar es Salaam  (Economics department) to present the results of the study "Urbanisation, growth and poverty reduction: the role of secondary cities", led by Joachim De Weerdt. The event brought together UDSM based researchers and relevant policy makers. The study looks into the role of secondary cities in poverty...

    26 January 2017