Inclusive Urbanization

Rethinking Policy, Practice and Research in the Age of Climate Change

Author: Krishna K. Shrestha

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Social Science

Page: 238

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How do we include and represent all people in cities? As the world rapidly urbanizes, and climate change creates global winners and losers, understanding how to design cities that provide for all their citizens is of the utmost importance. Inclusive Urbanization attempts to not only provide meaningful, practical guidance to urban designers, managers, and local actors, but also create a definition of inclusion that incorporates strategies bigger than the welfare state, and tactics that bring local actors and the state into meaningful dialogue. Written by a team of experienced academics, designers, and NGO professionals, Inclusive Urbanization shows how urbanization policy and management can be used to make more inclusive, climate resilient cities, through a series of 18 case studies in South Asia. By creating a model of urban life and processes that takes into account social, spatial, cultural, regulatory and economic dimensions, the book finds a way to make both the processes and outcomes of urban design representative of all of the city’s inhabitants.

Urban China

Toward Efficient, Inclusive, and Sustainable Urbanization

Author: The World Bank;Development Research Center of the State Council

Publisher: World Bank Publications


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 624

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In the last 30 years, China’s record economic growth lifted half a billion people out of poverty, with rapid urbanization providing abundant labor, cheap land, and good infrastructure. While China has avoided some of the common ills of urbanization, strains are showing as inefficient land development leads to urban sprawl and ghost towns, pollution threatens people’s health, and farmland and water resources are becoming scarce. With China’s urban population projected to rise to about one billion – or close to 70 percent of the country’s population – by 2030, China’s leaders are seeking a more coordinated urbanization process. Urban China is a joint research report by a team from the World Bank and the Development Research Center of China’s State Council which was established to address the challenges and opportunities of urbanization in China and to help China forge a new model of urbanization. The report takes as its point of departure the conviction that China's urbanization can become more efficient, inclusive, and sustainable. However, it stresses that achieving this vision will require strong support from both government and the markets for policy reforms in a number of area. The report proposes six main areas for reform: first, amending land management institutions to foster more efficient land use, denser cities, modernized agriculture, and more equitable wealth distribution; second, adjusting the hukou household registration system to increase labor mobility and provide urban migrant workers equal access to a common standard of public services; third, placing urban finances on a more sustainable footing while fostering financial discipline among local governments; fourth, improving urban planning to enhance connectivity and encourage scale and agglomeration economies; fifth, reducing environmental pressures through more efficient resource management; and sixth, improving governance at the local level.

Towards an Inclusive Democracy

The Crisis of the Growth Economy and the Need for a New Liberatory Project

Author: Takēs Phōtopoulos

Publisher: Burns & Oates


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 401

View: 389

This book develops a new conception of democracy and sketches its political and economic contours as well as its philosophical foundations which cannot be sought in natural or social evolution but in the development of a new liberatory project.

Urban India

Journal of the N.I.U.A.




Category: Cities and towns


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Fingerprint Identification

A Survey of Present Technology, Automated Applications and Potential for Future Development

Author: Robert D. Foote



Category: Fingerprints

Page: 33

View: 687

A survey of present technology, automated applications and potential for future development.

Inclusive Cities

Author: Michael Lindfield

Publisher: Asian Development Bank


Category: Political Science

Page: 152

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Slums, informal settlements, and dilapidated inner-city tenements are problems that many cities in Asia and the Pacific struggle with while their economies try to modernize and develop. Their existence puts at risk not only these economies but also poor people occupying vulnerable areas that climate change and natural disasters will only make worse. Slums are being addressed in countries in Asia and the Pacific but not yet at the rate required to create livable cities. ADB's Strategy 2020 aims for "livable cities" and will address the range of problems resulting from rapid urbanization and the limited capacity of basic service delivery associated with present and future urban growth. To accomplish the vision of livable cities, livelihood opportunities and shelter options of incremental land and housing development are important. ADB's developing member countries will look for viable lending opportunities to finance inclusive cities.

Urbanization And Regional Disparities In Post-revolutionary Iran

Author: Ahmad Sharbatoghlie

Publisher: Westview Press


Category: History

Page: 235

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Considering geographic, demographic, structural and policy factors, this book presents a multi-levelled analysis of Iran's current situation and offers a proposal for a more balanced future development strategy.

The inclusive regionalist

a festschrift dedicated to Jusuf Wanandi

Author: Hadi Soesastro



Category: History

Page: 519

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Democratic Republic of Congo Urbanization Review

Productive and Inclusive Cities for an Emerging Democratic Republic of Congo

Author: The World Bank

Publisher: World Bank Publications


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 86

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The Democratic Republic of Congo has the third largest urban population in sub-Saharan Africa (estimated at 43% in 2016) after South Africa and Nigeria. It is expected to grow at a rate of 4.1% per year, which corresponds to an additional 1 million residents moving to cities every year. If this trend continues, the urban population could double in just 15 years. Thus, with a population of 12 million and a growth rate of 5.1% per year, Kinshasa is poised to become the most populous city in Africa by 2030. Such strong urban growth comes with two main challenges †“ the need to make cities livable and inclusive by meeting the high demand for social services, infrastructure, education, health, and other basic services; and the need to make cities more productive by addressing the lack of concentrated economic activity. The Urbanization Review of the Democratic Republic of Congo argues that the country is urbanizing at different rates and identifies five regions (East, South, Central, West and Congo Basin) that present specific challenges and opportunities. The Urbanization Review proposes policy options based on three sets of instruments, known as the three 'I's †“ Institutions, Infrastructures and Interventions †“ to help each region respond to its specific needs while reaping the benefits of economic agglomeration The Democratic Republic of the Congo is at a crossroads. The recent decline in commodity prices could constitute an opportunity for the country to diversify its economy and invest in the manufacturing sector. Now is an opportune time for Congolese decision-makers to invest in cities that can lead the country's structural transformation and facilitate greater integration with African and global markets. Such action would position the country well on the path to emergence.

Urbanization and Regional Development

Author: United Nations Centre for Regional Development



Category: Bangkok Metropolitan Area (Thailand)

Page: 395

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