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IGC evidence paper – Cities
In this paper, we divide the field of urban development economics into three broad categories: agglomeration economies, density’s downsides, and spatial models of...
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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,...
Financing fast-growing cities
Many developing country cities are growing at an unprecedented rate. To respond to this unplanned, rapid expansion, it will be beneficial for city authorities both to expand...
Growth brief: Contagion, crime, and congestion –...
With rapid urbanisation in the developing world comes contagion, crime, and congestion. Overcoming these is one of the great policy challenges of the 21st century. This brief...
Cities that Work
An IGC initiative for more effective urban policy.
Cities conjure a sense of commotion. They can be hives of economic activity and interaction or centres of congestion and crime. Today, the majority of the world’s population...
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London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
University of California - Berkeley
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