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All posts tagged "Urban Economy"
Discussion Paper – Sub-National Borrowing in Africa
Cities in sub-Saharan Africa are growing at an unprecedented rate due to internal migration and general population growth. Urban population growth brings with it many positive benefits, but in cash-constrained municipalities, this can be particularly problematic as...
- Posted October 12, 2018
House Prices, Changing the City World
Today’s world is undergoing fundamental changes. On one hand, globalization is reaching a new level despite some ups and downs, emerging economies represented by China are growing rapidly and the global landscape has experienced and will continue...
- Posted October 5, 2018
Discussion Paper – September 10, 2018: Municipal Finance in India
This discussion paper brings together the Indian experience on municipal finance to flag emerging issues for wider consideration among urban sector stakeholders across the countries in line with New Urban Agenda (HABITAT III) and its emphasis on...
- Posted September 10, 2018
Africa’s Cities: Opening Doors to the world – Somik Lall
“Africa’s Cities: Opening Doors to the World” demonstrates how urban policy plays a central role in making Africa’s cities economically competitive MP3 AUDIO: Somik Lall – Africa’s Cities: Opening Doors to the world SYNOPSIS Issues which the lecture...
- Posted June 20, 2017
Supporting Revenue Enhancement in Kiambu County, Kenya Discussion Paper #8
Increased demand for services and economic opportunities necessitates improvement of revenue generation. In this regard, Kiambu county government sought advisory and technical support from a range of stakeholders including UN-Habitat. In 2014, a joint county-UN Habitat revenue...
- Posted March 31, 2017
Urban Economy and Market Development in Homa Bay County, Kenya Discussion Paper #9
The county government of Homa Bay sought specialized support for revenue enhancement and local economic development from UN-Habitat. UN-Habitat took on a role of a technical advisor and conducted a rapid financial assessment of the county in...
- Posted March 31, 2017
Promoting Investment in Urban Development Discussion Paper #7
Bridging the Financing Gap By 2050, 70% of the world’s population will be living in cities. In Africa, twothirds of the projected total population of 2.5 billion will require urban services by 2063. Key development challenges that...
- Posted March 20, 2017
Canadian municipalities explore challenges, opportunities of SDGs
Toronto, August 03, 2016 – International City Leaders (ICL) and Institute of Municipal Finance and Governance (IMFG) recently hosted a roundtable event to consider the finance and capacity opportunities and challenges of Canadian municipalities when faced with...
- Posted August 3, 2016
Urban Economic Challenges and the New Urban Agenda
This paper focuses on the growing urban economic challenges facing both developing and industrialized countries. Cities are clearly the engines of growth for most national economies. The paper identifies the dynamic conditions of urban economies and suggests...
- Posted April 18, 2016
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
UN-Habitat and partner convene meeting on ‘Financing Urban Sustainable Development in Latin America’
Bogotá, 16 March 2016—Over 40 international experts on finance and urban development last week converged in Bogota, Columbia for the first regional meeting on financing urban sustainable development in Latin America. The meeting organized by the UN- Habitat...
- Posted March 16, 2016
“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 SYNOPSIS If cities...
- Posted February 22, 2016
“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
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 Synopsis Michael Cohen...
- Posted December 3, 2015
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
New Programme to assist Urban Economic Development
Johannesburg, 01 December 2015 – The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), the Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies of the Rotterdam Erasmus University (HIS/Erasmus) and Oxford Economics today revealed, at the AfriCities Conference in Johannesburg, a...
- Posted December 1, 2015
Enhancing the Competitiveness of Cities – Discussion Paper 3
The purpose of this paper is to discuss the factors that underpin city competitiveness. It draws on recent studies pending publication which indicate that many cities in Asia and Latin America could become more regionally integrated and...
- Posted November 20, 2015
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...
- Posted November 13, 2015
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