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Series: Human Settlement Global Dialogue

Municipal Finance and Urban Development

Municipal Finance and Urban Development

Municipal Finance of Urban Development was prepared as a background paper for the UN-Habitat Global Report 2005. Financing Urban Shelter and a summary was included as Chapter 3 of the Global Report under the title, Municipal Finance: Conditions and Trends. More info →
Broad-Based Partnerships as a Strategy for Urban Livability: An Evaluation of Best Practices

Broad-Based Partnerships as a Strategy for Urban Livability: An Evaluation of Best Practices

After brief discussion of governance as a context for approaches to combating poverty, this paper presents tri-sector partnerships as an emerging strategy with the potential of being more effective than more narrowly conceived public-private partnerships. More info →
Governance Reform from Below: Multilevel Politics and the ‘New Deal’ Campaign in Toronto, Canada

Governance Reform from Below: Multilevel Politics and the ‘New Deal’ Campaign in Toronto, Canada

Since the year 2000 the City of Toronto, Canada's most populous municipality, has mounted a sustained, high-profile campaign to ensure the devolution of more powers and resources from its provincial and federal counterparts. More info →
Twenty Years of Transition: The Evolution of Urban Planning in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union, 1989-2009

Twenty Years of Transition: The Evolution of Urban Planning in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union, 1989-2009

This paper reviews the dramatic transformations which have taken place in the cities of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union since the collapse of communist regimes in the region twenty years ago. More info →
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