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  • Multimedia Item - Video

    The spatial structure of cities in developing countries

    Professor Ed Glaeser outlines key policy challenges related to the spatial structure of cities in developing countries and the research needed to address them. These ideas are part of the IGC's 'Cities that Work' initiative.

    31 Oct 2018

  • Blog post

    From roads to regulation: Realistic transport reform in Greater Kampala

    Across developing cities, transportation is struggling to keep up with rapid population growth. Transport systems that are supposed to connect individuals to jobs, services, and markets have limited reach and low capacity. Land allocated to roads in sub-Saharan African cities, for example, is around a third of that in cities in other parts of the world (Collier and Venables...

    10 Oct 2018 | Priya Manwaring

  • Event

    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

  • Publication - Project Report

    The economics of low carbon cities: Kigali, Rwanda

    3 Oct 2018 | Andy Gouldson, Sarah Colenbrander, Andrew Sudmant, Herman Musahara

  • Project

    The institutional and urban design of Gwadar City

    This study on Gwadar City explores the optimal administrative structure and policy initiatives feeding into its urban design, that can help spur economic growth in the region, along the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). The study will carry out a review of success and failure of new economic cities and special economic zones (SEZs) around the world, supplemented by...

    17 Sep 2018 | Muhammad Naveed Iftikhar, Komal Shakeel, Liou Xie

  • Multimedia Item - Video

    Facebook Live interview with Shanta Devarajan

    Priya Manwaring (IGC) speaks to Shanta Devarajan, Senior Director for Development Economics and Acting Chief Economist of the World Bank, about the major challenges affecting developing cities today, opportunities for reform, and the potential for research in designing evidence-based policy.

    11 Sep 2018

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Benefits and costs of road traffic congestion pricing: Evidence from Bangalore

    Chronic road traffic congestion is ubiquitous in developing countries. Congestion pricing is a theoretically appealing and technologically feasible policy, yet to date has not implemented in developing countries. This brief examines an experiment with congestion pricing pilot policies to learn how commuter change their driving behaviour due to charges, focusing on...

    28 Aug 2018 | Gabriel Kreindler, Esther Duflo, Benjamin Olken

  • Publication - Working Paper

    Taxing vacant urban land in Kampala

    24 Aug 2018 | Mihaly Kopanyi, Astrid Haas

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Considerations for a tax on urban vacant land in Kampala

    Vacant land constitutes an estimated 8-10% of Kampala’s land. However, this does not take into account abandoned or derelict buildings, space used for parking, or large pieces of land attached to small buildings. These are all types of land that have been categorised as vacant in other countries. Currently, vacant land is not classified as property under the...

    24 Aug 2018 | Mihaly Kopanyi, Astrid Haas