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Book Chapter
Towards a New Research Agenda for 21st Century Latin American Urban Development

From the book: Latin American Urban Development into the 21st Century

Quality of life Urban economics Urban planning
Blog
Urbanization and Development: The Big Questions

Lorraine Telfer-Taivainen In October the London School of Economics and Political Science hosted the launch of Urbanization and Development: Multidisciplinary Perspectives, edited by Jo Beall, Basudeb Guha-Khasnobis, and Ravi Kanbur (published by Oxf...

Economic development Poverty Rural development
Blog
From the Editor's desk (October 2011)

Tony Addison As autumn moves into winter in Helsinki, it is time to bring you the October edition of UNU-WIDER’s newsletter, WIDER Angle...

Consumption (Economics) Democracy Distribution (Economic theory)
Journal Article
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
Irregular Urbanization as a Catalyst for Radical Social Mobilization: The Case of the Housing Movements of São Paulo

This study focuses on the city of São Paulo, Brazil and examines the ways in which irregular and illegal growth have influenced the collective action of social movements of the urban poor...

Equality and inequality Social movement Urban planning
Working Paper
Significance of Public Space in the Fragmented City: Designing Strategies for Urban Opportunities in Informal Settlements of Buenos Aires City

This article surveys the problem of urban marginalization by one of its more critical expressions in the contemporary city: the slums...

Public (Decision making) Segregation Urban planning
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
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
Working Paper
Moderating Urbanization and Managing Growth: How Can Colombo Prevent the Emerging Chaos?

This paper examines urbanization trends, the growth of Colombo and its present state of development...

Economic development Economic policy Urban planning
Working Paper
Women and Landed Property in Urban India: Negotiating Closed Doors and Windows of Opportunity

This paper examines land tenure in informal urban settlements in India from a gender perspective through field research conducted in Ahmedabad in collaboration with the Self-Employed Women's Association (SEWA)...

Government spending policy Land tenure Urban planning
Working Paper
Urban Development Transitions and their Implications for Poverty Reduction and Policy Planning in Uganda

Urbanization is one of the critical global trends shaping the future of humanity. At the same time, it has been argued that full development requires an urbanized environment...

Rural development Urban economics Urban planning
Working Paper
Agglomeration Index: Towards a New Measure of Urban Concentration

A common challenge in analyzing urbanization is the data...

Regional economics Regional planning Urban planning
Working Paper
Parsing the Urban Poverty Puzzle: A Multi-generational Panel Study in Rio de Janeiro’s Favelas, 1968–2008

This paper describes the methodology of a longitudinal multi-generational study in the favelas (shantytowns) of Rio de Janeiro from 1968 to 2008...

Methodology (Economics) Housing Migration, Internal
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