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All posts tagged "Urban Economy"

  • Dr. Clos walks through kibera slum in Nairobi, Kenya.
    Building better cities – Clos on making our cities work for us

    Nairobi, 14 July 2015 – If approached correctly, urbanization can be an engine of growth, writes Joan Clos, Executive Director of UN-Habitat. In the economic history of humanity, urbanization has always been an accelerator of growth and...

    • Posted July 14, 2015
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    Experts Meet In Barcelona On Land-Based Finance

    Barcelona, May 25, 2015. – In conjunction with the Barcelona City Council, UN-Habitat convened experts in municipal finance, governance and capacity development to review its recently developed Land-Based Finance Training Package. The training is designed to build...

    • Posted May 26, 2015
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  • The Challenge of Local Government Financing in Developing Countries
    The Challenge of Local Government Financing in Developing Countries

    Cities are assets, solutions and drivers of economic and social development. Cities possess huge untapped economic potential that can and should be leveraged to create wealth and economic opportunities for all. This requires good urban planning that...

    • Posted May 18, 2015
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