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Urbanization and development in Asia: Multidimensional perspectives

Presenter: Basudeb Guha-Khasnobis, UNDP Nepal, formerly UNU-WIDER Senior Research Fellow. Over the last few decades, globalization has had a visible effect on urbanization and migration patterns across much of Asia. Analyses of migration patterns...

16 June 2012
Central European University, Budapest, Hungary
Past event
Seminar
Urban governance and service delivery in Africa

Africa is one of the fastest urbanizing regions of the world. On the one hand, this demographic transformation offers important opportunities for growth, economic development, and innovation. On the other hand, rapid urbanization generates high...

5 June 2012
African Centre for Cities at the University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
Past event
Book
Urbanization and Development in Asia: Multidimensional Perspectives

The 20th century was one of rapid urbanization—that is urbanization by urban growth, and by rural-to-urban migration...

Economic development Urban economics Urban planning
Blog
From the Editor's Desk (June-July 2012)

Tony Addison I started writing this ‘From the Editor’s Desk’ in Accra, to the sound of an African drum band, preparing for a ceremony to mark the launch of the joint University of Ghana-UNU-WIDER Research and Post-Graduate Teaching ...

Economic aspects (Informal sector (Economics)) Environmental aspects (Economic development) Economic development
Blog
Urbanization and Development in Asia: Linkages with Globalization and Migration

Lorraine Telfer-Taivainen The Central European University (CEU) in Budapest, Hungary, was the venue for the launch on 16 June 2012 of the just-published UNU-WIDER book Urbanization and Development in Asia: Multidimensional Perspectives , edited by Jo...

Economic development Economic growth Emigration and immigration
Working Paper
Can Cities or Towns Drive African Development? Economy-wide Analysis for Ethiopia and Uganda

Rapid urbanization is an important characteristic of African development and yet the structural transformation debate focuses on agriculture’s relative merits without also considering the benefits from urban agglomeration...

Economic development Gross national product Poverty
Working Paper
Donor Assistance and Urban Service Delivery in Africa

Sub-Saharan African cities have been growing at historically unprecedented rates. Since the early 1970s, they have welcomed international assistance involving a succession of major thematic objectives...

Central planning Local government Urban planning
Working Paper
The Effects of Rural Land Right Security on Labour Structural Transformation and Urbanization: Evidence from Thailand

This paper attempts to contribute to the understanding of the impacts of secure rural agricultural land rights on labour structural transformation from agriculture to non-agriculture as well as on urbanization, with a specific focus on Thailand...

Labor Land tenure Rural development
Presentation
Group visit by American Women’s Club

‘Democratization in Sub-Saharan Africa: Progress, Setbacks, and New Directions’ by Danielle Resnick. In the past twenty years, many countries in sub-Saharan Africa have experienced significant strides towards becoming more democratic as...

29 February 2012
UNU-WIDER, Helsinki, Finland
Past event
Book Chapter
Creating Place for the Displaced: Migration and Urbanization in Asia

From the book: Urbanization and Development in Asia

Emigration and immigration Urban economics Urban planning
Book Chapter
Globalization and Exclusionary Urban Growth in Asian Countries

From the book: Urbanization and Development in Asia

Globalization Migration, Internal Government policy (Poor)
Book Chapter
ICT Sector, Globalization, and Urban Economic Growth: Evidence from Bangalore

From the book: Urbanization and Development in Asia

Economic development Globalization Urban economics
Book Chapter
Moderating Urbanization and Managing Growth: Can Colombo Prevent the Emerging Chaos?

From the book: Urbanization and Development in Asia

Economic development Economic policy Urban planning
Book Chapter
Re-thinking the Latin American City

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

Quality of life Urban economics Urban planning
Book Chapter
Urban Violence, Quality of Life, and the Future of Latin American Cities: The Dismal Record So Far and the Search for New Analytical Frameworks to Sustain the Bias towards Hope

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

Quality of life Urban economics Urbanization
Book Chapter
The Vecino as Citizen: Neighbourhood Organizations in El Alto and the Transformation of Bolivian Citizenship

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

Democratization Nonprofit organizations Urbanization
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