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    Workshop: IGC-IFEJ Colloquium on Building Effective Cities for Growth

    The International Growth Centre in Ghana (IGC), in collaboration with the Institute of Financial and Economic Journalists (IFEJ) held a colloquium on Building Effectives Cities for Growth on 28th February 2014 at the Best Western Premier Hotel in Accra, Ghana. The aim of the event was to bring together policymakers, practitioners, civil society organisations and...

    28 February 2014

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    Workshop: IGC Tanzania on Urbanisation

    The workshop was organised in order to disseminate findings from two recently-completed research streams within IGC Tanzania: first, Dr Hugh Wenban-Smith presented preliminary results from the first phase of his work on tracking historical urbanisation patterns throughout the country. The second presentation, by Dr. Matt Collin, looked at the results from two impact...

    24 February 2014

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    Public Lecture: Cities and urbanisation (Professor Ed Glaeser)

    Edward Glaeser, the Fred and Eleanor Glimp Professor of Economics at Harvard, delivered the first IGC public lecture of 2014 on the economics of cities. The lecture was held on Monday 20 January from 6.30-8.00pm in the New Theatre, 1st Floor, East Building. Ed Glaeser also serves as director of the Taubman Center for State and Local Government and the Rappaport Institute...

    20 January 2014

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    Public Lecture: Exodus - immigration and multiculturalism in the 21st century (Professor Sir Paul Collier)

    Paul Collier, IGC Director, spoke at the final IGC public lecture for 2013 on 4 November 2013, from 6.30-8pm in the Old Theatre (Old Building, LSE). Mass international migration is a response to extreme global inequality, and immigration has a profound impact on the way we live. Yet our views - and those of our politicians - remain caught between two extremes: popular...

    4 November 2013

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    Workshop on Urban Mass Housing

    This workshop was organised by the Centre for the Study of African Economies at Oxford University in collaboration with the IGC Infrastructure and Urbanisation Programme. The purpose of the workshop was to assess the state of knowledge on key issues that affect the success of large-scale housing for the mass of urban populations and for the economic performance of cities in...

    25 March 2012

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    Workshop: Urban Growth in Maputo

    The IGC Program in Mozambique held a workshop aimed at defining ways to address the problems generated by urban growth in Maputo, the country’s capital. During the 1st and 2nd of June, Brazilian experts (Dr. Sergio Magalhaes and Dr. Verena Adreatta), together with technical staff from the Ministry of Public Works and Housing (MOPH) and the Municipality, successfully laid...

    31 May 2011