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Latin American Urban Development into the Twenty-first Century: Towards a Renewed Perspective on the City

This article argues for a more systemic engagement with Latin American cities, contending that it is necessary to reconsider their unity in order to nuance the ‘fractured cities’ perspective that has widely come to epitomize the contempor...

Quality of life Urban economics Urban planning
Blog
Beyond the Urban Tipping Point

Jo Beall, Basudeb Guha-Khasnobis, and Ravi Kanbur By many estimates, the world has just crossed the point where more than half the global population is urban, a trend driven by rapid urbanization in developing countries...

Economic development Poverty Urban economics
Blog
The View from Buenos Aires

Tony Addison A visit to Buenos Aires in September provided a good vantage point to look at the euro zone’s deepening crisis. Angle readers will recall that Argentina went through a painful adjustment process some ten years ago...

Agriculture Depressions Economic development
Working Paper
Challenges for Latin American Cities: Improving Diagnosis or the Need to Shift the Understanding Urban Inequality from Fixed Enclaves to Mobile Gradients

Current urban interventions, particularly in cities in developing countries like Santiago de Chile, evidence major neglect in understanding the way contemporary living takes place and how it is changing under processes of globalization, global warmin...

Equality and inequality Measurement (Poverty) Methodology (Poverty)
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Is Internal Migration Bad for Receiving Urban Centres?: Evidence from Brazil, 1995-2000

During the twentieth century, internal migration and urbanization shaped Brazil’s economic and social landscape...

Economic development Migration, Internal Urban economics
Working Paper
A New Way of Monitoring the Quality of Urban Life

A growing number of cities around the world have established systems of monitoring the quality of urban life. Many of those systems combine objective and subjective information and attempt to cover a wide variety of topics...

Public goods Urban economics Valuation
Working Paper
Socio-Spatial Implications of Street Market Regulation Policy: The Case of Ferias Libres in Santiago de Chile

Unlike in most Latin American cities, street vendors organized in farmers’ markets popularly known as ferias libres in Santiago de Chile, gained legal recognition early in the twentieth century...

Commercial policy Competition Farm produce
Working Paper
Growth and Recovery in a Time of Default: Lessons from the Role of the Urban Sector in Argentina

International narratives on Argentina’s recovery from the crisis of 2001-02 tend to emphasize the role of rising commodity prices and growing demand from China...

Agriculture Depressions Economic development
Working Paper
Cocaine Cities: Exploring the Relationship between Urban Processes and the Drug Trade in South America

The relationship between the cocaine trade and urban land markets in South America has been overlooked by the mainstream economics and urban studies literature...

Drug traffic Housing Corruption
Working Paper
Latin American Urban Development into the 21st Century: Towards a Renewed Perspective on the City

This paper argues for a more systemic engagement with Latin American cities, contending it is necessary to reconsider their unity in order to nuance the ‘fractured cities’ perspective that has widely come to epitomise the contemporary urb...

Quality of life Urban economics Urban planning
Book
Urbanization and Development: Multidisciplinary Perspectives

This volume presents a significant new collection of multidisciplinary papers focused on urbanization and its implications for development. It raises four questions: What is so special about the urban context?...

Economic development Urban economics Urban planning
Working Paper
Toward Efficient Urban Form in China

Land efficiency in urban China is examined, using Tianjin as a case study, from the perspective of agricultural land conservation; reduction in energy use, conventional pollution, and greenhouse gas emissions; and human time savings...

Economic aspects (Agriculture) Land use Economic aspects (Land use)
Journal Article
Cityness and African Urban Development

Part of Journal Special Issue African Development in an Urban World

Economic development Regional economics Social conflict
Journal Article
The Challenges of Global Environmental Change for Urban Africa

Part of Journal Special Issue African Development in an Urban World

Climatic changes Sustainable development Urban economics
Journal Article
Infrastructure and Poverty Reduction: Implications for Urban Development in Nigeria

Part of Journal Special Issue African Development in an Urban World

Econometrics Infrastructure (Economics) Urban economics
Journal Article
Urban Development Transitions and Their Implications for Poverty Reduction and Policy Planning in Uganda

Part of Journal Special Issue African Development in an Urban World

Rural development Urban economics Urban planning
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