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Posted on Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 12:04
MOBILIZE is the annual sustainable transport summit of the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP), in partnership with the Volvo Research and Educational Foundations (VREF), which brings together urban transport and development practitioners alongside world-class researchers to celebrate best practices and accelerate the implementation of sustainable transport projects. Each... Read more
Posted on Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 11:58
The Democratic Republic of Congo has the third largest urban population in sub-Saharan Africa (estimated at 43% in 2016) after South Africa and Nigeria. It is expected to grow at a rate of 4.1% per year, which corresponds to an additional 1 million residents moving to cities every year. If this trend continues, the urban population could double in just 15 years. Thus, with a population of 12... Read more
Posted on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 10:00
Urbanization presents an enormous opportunity for Cambodia. As has been demonstrated in countries around the world, urbanization is a driving force for growth and poverty reduction. Given Cambodia’s relatively early stage of urbanization, there is still an important opportunity to shape the future direction of urbanization. To positively shape the future of Cambodian cities, strong institutions... Read more
Posted on Friday, December 1, 2017 - 16:19
Earlier World Bank studies1 have found two contrasting urbanization patterns emerging in certain Eastern Europe and Central Asia (ECA) countries: a few cities are growing in population and are increasingly the hub of economic activity, while the large majority of cities are shrinking. These studies highlighted the need for further empirically-based studies to increase awareness of these trends as... Read more
Posted on Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 12:02
Innovative, technologically sophisticated operators of ride-hailing networks, car- and bicycle-sharing systems, mobile trip-planning and ticketing apps, and other new mobility services are winning users in cities around the world. Their reception suggests that city dwellers need transport options that are more convenient and flexible than those offered by traditional private transport companies... Read more
Posted on Monday, November 27, 2017 - 11:58
A distinctive feature of urbanization in the last 50 years is the expansion of urban populations and built development well beyond what was earlier conceived as the city limit, resulting in metropolitan areas. This is challenging the relevance of traditional municipal boundaries, and by extension, traditional governing structures and institutions. “Steering the Metropolis: Metropolitan Governance... Read more
Posted on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 16:25
This publication, produced as part of the Building Assets, Unlocking Access project implemented by Habitat’s Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation, offers a snapshot of housing microfinance clients’ demographics, income, current living conditions and typical home improvements done with housing microfinance loans in Kenya and Uganda. The project... Read more
Posted on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 12:31
The Housing Europe Observatory, the Research branch of Housing Europe, presents the 2017 edition of its flagship report ‘The State of Housing in the EU’, the biennial compass of Europe's housing sector. Although growth has returned to big parts of our continent, as President Juncker cheered on at his recent ‘State of the Union’ speech, this growth is leaving many behind and our societies are... Read more
Posted on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 16:08
The need for cities to fully harness the potential of data constantly flowing through them has never been more urgent. Data Driven Cities: 20 Stories of Innovation, highlights examples from around the world of how cities are doing exactly this: using new technology, data collection and analysis to improve services and liveability for their citizens. The report is part of a wider initiative by the... Read more
Posted on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 15:39
In this paper, we examine the ways that digital technology, mobile networks, and integrated solutions help officials in 17 cities manage public safety and law enforcement. The locales include New York City, United States; Washington, D.C., United States; Paris, France; London, United Kingdom; Amsterdam, Netherlands; Madrid, Spain; Copenhagen, Denmark; Bangkok, Thailand; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia;... Read more

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