Showing all Projects in Cities

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    Diagnosing energy-efficient and resilient urban development in Dar es Salaam: A spatial planning approach

    With a population of over 5 million people, Dar es Salaam is the largest city and economic hub of Tanzania. By the year 2050, Dar es Salaam will be one of Africa’s largest megacities with a population exceeding 10 million people. Yet, what impact will future population growth have on residential energy use dynamics in the city? Enabling a sustainable and resilient energy...

    7 Dec 2018 | Heather MacLean, Chibulu Luo

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    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

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    Remote sensing for measuring housing supply in Kigali

    In Kigali, data on the building stock of the city is poor. This inhibits efforts towards land valuation, and the increased tax revenues that can arise from that. This project tested the potential of remote sensing, specifically satellite imagery, as a cost-effective way to monitor the city’s building stock, and how it has changed over time. Researchers created a...

    30 May 2018 | Felix Bachofer, Sally Murray

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    Monitoring emerging small towns in Tanzania: A ‘proof of concept’

    Tanzania’s President’s Office Regional Administration and Local Government (PO-RALG) worries that many Emerging Small Towns (ESTs) in the country are still officially recognised as rural locations. Estimates indicate that there may be as many as 800 ESTs. PO-RALG has identified the lack of accurate and timely information on ESTs as a major obstacle to sound policy...

    20 Feb 2018 | Neil Chalmers, Joachim De Weerdt, Hanne Van Cappellen

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    Cost effective panel data collection

    Context and primary motivation for the study The urban literature on developing country cities is still growing. One of the major constraints, however, is access to good quality data. Existing data sources are often costly or difficult to get, frequently do not measure prices, are not individual specific, do not allow for tracking of individuals, and are available...

    24 Jan 2018 | Julia Bird, Gharad Bryan, Simon Franklin, Astrid Haas

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    The impact on cities of a large-scale rural migration programme in Bangladesh

    Seasonal hunger is perhaps the biggest challenge to the reduction of global poverty that has remained largely under the radar. About three hundred million of the world’s rural population live above the poverty line but still suffer from seasonal income insecurity, which occurs between planting and harvest when the demand for agricultural labour falls and the price of food...

    12 Jan 2018 | Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak, Ashish Shenoy, Maira Reimao

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    Assessing the economic benefits of transit trade: The case of Tanzania - Phase 2

    The Government of Tanzania, through the Planning Commission, is keen to support initiatives aimed at transforming transit corridors into economic corridors such that the ongoing and planned transport infrastructure become more beneficial to the local communities. Such a policy priority needs a clear understanding of various dimensions through which transit trade impacts on...

    12 Jan 2018 | Josaphat Kweka, Solomon Michael

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    Options for the design of a Greater Kampala Metropolitan Authority

    Around the world, metropolitan areas are some of the most important hubs for economic activity. In many developing countries, in particular, metropolitan areas are major contributors to the economic success of their countries but they also face serious challenges in terms of pollution, transportation gridlock, urban sprawl, deteriorating infrastructure, crime, rising...

    22 Nov 2017 | Enid Slack

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    The implications of worker, match and firm heterogeneity for unemployment and self-employment in Ethiopia

    More than half of the labour force in Addis Ababa is self-employed, in casual or temporary employment, or unemployed (2012 Urban Employment and Unemployment Survey of the Ethiopian CSA). These numbers are similar in other sub-Saharan African economies but much smaller in developed economies. To understand whether policies can affect these outcomes, and if so, how, it is...

    24 Oct 2017 | Markus Poschke

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    Mapping the urban world: Integrating high-resolution satellite imagery and night light data

    Tracking how an economy allocates resources across space and time is difficult. Reliable data sources, particularly from developing countries, are scarce. Those that do exist (e.g., population censuses) are typically measured at low frequencies, difficult to obtain, hard to compare across countries, and available only for coarse spatial units (e.g., districts or counties)....

    12 Oct 2017 | Gordon Hanson, Amit Khandelwal, Ran Goldblatt