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  • Blog post

    Making land administration work for African cities

    Rapid urbanisation has created a strong need to improve land administration in many African cities. Emerging research and policy experiences in countries such as Rwanda can guide policymakers across the continent as they seek to do this. Policy debates about land are often highly removed from the practical apparatus that determine how land is actually used – maps,...

    1 May 2018 | Michael Blake

  • Event

    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

  • Publication - Working Paper

    Options for metropolitan governance in Greater Kampala

    9 Apr 2018 | Enid Slack

  • Blog post

    Congestion pricing to solve peak-hour traffic jams? Not so fast!

    Evidence from Bangalore shows that congestion pricing is not as effective in reducing travel times as one might presume. Peak-hour pricing only marginally improved travel times, whilst also triggering schedule costs for commuters induced to change their travel times. Traffic congestion is a chronic problem in large cities across the world. Millions of urban commuters...

    6 Apr 2018 | Gabriel Kreindler

  • Event

    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

  • Multimedia Item - Video

    Cities that Work launch event at the World Bank

    The IGC's Cities that Work initiative was publicly launched at the World Bank on 7 September 2017 with a panel discussing the topic 'Research into Policy to Support Well-Managed Urbanisation’, featuring: Francisco Ferreira (World Bank); Ed Glaeser (IGC and Harvard University); Jennifer Musisi (Kampala Capital City Authority); Tony Venables (IGC and Oxford University);...

    20 Mar 2018

  • Publication - Growth Brief

    Making the most of urban land

    Land is a city’s most valuable resource, but is liable to be badly misused.  As cities grow, land risks becoming occupied without coordination or supporting infrastructure, while a few lucky landowners enjoy rising values created by the entire city. Active policy can change this. Urban policymakers face decision on land policy that will dramatically shape the future...

    16 Mar 2018 | Paul Collier, Michael Blake, Priya Manwaring

  • Blog post

    Where are Kampala’s missing houses?

    Kampala is facing a dearth of affordable formal housing. Rural-urban migration, limited access to mortgage finance, and a host of other factors are all straining its housing sector. It is imperative for planners to think of innovative and sustainable ways to address this issue. Rapid urbanisation across sub-Saharan Africa has had far-reaching implications for housing....

    14 Mar 2018 | Astrid Haas, Thierry Hoza Ngoga

  • Event

    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

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    The potential for tenure-responsive land use planning in Kampala

    Kampala is a city that is growing rapidly at an estimated rate of 3.9% per year. It is estimated that the daily workforce comprises of 4.5 million people. To date, much of this urbanisation has been unplanned. There have been various attempts at designing a planning framework. In 2012, the Kampala Physical Development Plan (KPDP) was finalised. The KPDP has faced...

    21 Feb 2018 | Thierry Hoza Ngoga