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  • UN-Habitat and Lincoln Institute pilot a Global Municipal Database for Sustainable Urbanization
    UN-Habitat and Lincoln Institute pilot a Global Municipal Database for Sustainable Urbanization

    Mexico City, 24 March 2016 – Top officials from UN-Habitat and the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy signed an agreement in Mexico City this month to create a pilot for a global municipal fiscal database that will...

    • Posted March 24, 2016
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    “Extending access to housing finance across Africa” – Kecia Rust

    Kecia Rust from the Centre for Affordable Housing in South Africa in this lecture discusses the current state of housing finance in Africa. MP3“Extending access to housing finance across Africa” – Kecia Rust SYNOPSISIf cities are built the...

    • Posted February 22, 2016
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  • Ronald Wall
    “Global Economic Competitor” – Ronald Wall

    Ronald Wall (Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies, Erasmus University Rotterdam/University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa) in this lecture calls a new paradigm on how to empirically address globalization and urbanization using big data on investment...

    • Posted February 10, 2016
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    Urban Economy in the New Millennium – Michael Cohen, The New School

    Michael Cohen, The New School, in this lecture illustrates data about economic growth that demonstrate how cities act as engines of national economic development. Urban Economy in the New Millennium – Michael Cohen  SynopsisMichael Cohen in this...

    • Posted December 3, 2015
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    Productive Transformation of Cities Discussion Paper #2

    Increasingly, national and local economies must adapt and innovate by diversifying and upgrading their productive capacity. They must avoid stagnation in context of evolving economic, social and environmental circumstances. Cities benefit from more inclusive patterns of growth,...

    • Posted December 3, 2015
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  • Financing the Infrastructure Needs
    Financing the Infrastructure Cities Need – Discussion Paper #3

    The purpose of this paper is to discuss key drivers in developing an effective system of local government finance. Good local government finance enables cities to generate sustainable endogenous revenues for infrastructure and public service provision.The paper...

    • Posted November 13, 2015
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    The Role of Cities in Productive Transformation

    Productive transformation policies have gained renewed prominence in recent years. In both developed and developing countries, governments and private sector actors have begun planning and implementing programmes and instruments for private sector development; cluster promotion and value chain; as well as...

    • Posted July 28, 2015
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  • Tapping tax revenue for development - Discussion Paper No. 1, Kiambu County
    Tapping tax revenue for development – Discussion Paper No. 1, Kiambu County

    This discussion paper examines the enormous potential of fiscal restructuring at the local level in achieving inclusive economic and social development. The paper looks at Kiambu County, a rapidly growing and urbanizing part of metropolitan Nairobi.The County’s...

    • Posted July 3, 2015
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    Realizing The Human Rights To Water And Sanitation: Finance

    REALISING THE HUMAN RIGHTS TO WATER AND SANITATION: A HANDBOOK BY THE UN SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR CATARINA DE ALBUQUERQUE Financing, budgeting and budget tracking for the realisation of the human rights to water and sanitation

    • Posted October 16, 2014
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  • Housing-Finance-Mechanisms-in-the-Republic-of-Korea
    Housing Finance Mechanisms in the Republic of Korea

    This publication is an evaluation housing finance mechanisms in Republic of Korea.

    • Posted July 14, 2014
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  • Financing-Affordable-Housing-in-Europe
    Financing Affordable Housing in Europe

    This evaluation of social housing finance in Europe is placed in the context of the purpose of social housing, the sources of funds and the institutions that are used for provision.

    • Posted July 7, 2014
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    Guide to Municipal Finance

    This Guide to Municipal Finance describes the current issues in municipal finance and the ways in which local governments finance services and infrastructure.

    • Posted July 7, 2014
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  • The-Sub-Prime-Crisis-The-Crisis-of-Over-Spending-1
    The Sub Prime Crisis: The Crisis of Over-Spending

    The subprime crisis refers to the collapse of subprime mortgage markets in the United States due to the sharp rise in foreclosures beginning in 2006, which led to the failure, merger, and government bailout of leading American...

    • Posted June 26, 2014
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  • Economic-Role-of-Cities-1
    Economic Role of Cities

    This report examines the economic role of cities.

    • Posted June 20, 2014
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  • Clustering-for-Competitiveness-Urban-Patterns-for-a-Green-Economy
    Clustering for Competitiveness: Urban Patterns for a Green Economy

    Part of a series of four entitled Urban Patterns for a Green Economy, this guide argues that strategic investment in physical infrastructure with the diversification of economies allows cities to play a specialised role in polycentric urban...

    • Posted June 20, 2014
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  • Competitiveness-of-Cities-1
    The Competitiveness of Cities

    The study of urban competitiveness is central to the achievement of the development goals each population sets for itself.

    • Posted June 13, 2014
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    53 UN-Habitat Model Projects 2013/2014 , Time to Think Urban

    The efforts of UN-Habitat have been focused on building a brighter future for developing cities, which are most in need of support in guiding the process of urbanization. This catalogue of projects centres on three fundamental generators...

    • Posted March 13, 2014
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    UN-Habitat Global Activities Report 2013 , Our Presence and Partnerships

    UN-Habitat’s country activities are focused on supporting governments in the formulation of policies and strategies with a view to creating and strengthening self-reliant urban planning and management capacity at both national and local levels and promoting sustainable...

    • Posted March 13, 2014
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    Country Activities Report 2011

    UN-HABITAT’s country activities are focused on supporting governments in the formulation of policies and strategies to create and strengthen a self-reliant management capacity at both national and local levels. Technical and managerial expertise is provided for the...

    • Posted March 13, 2014
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    Working with Nature: Urban Patterns for a Green Economy

    Part of a series of four entitled Urban Patterns for a Green Economy, this guide (Working with Nature) focuses on the effect of unplanned, rapid growth of cities on the functioning of a city-region’s natural systems. It...

    • Posted March 13, 2014
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