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Title: Urban Land Markets Improving Land Management for Successful Urbanization
Authors: Somik V. Lall, Mila Freire, Belinda Yuen, Robin Rajack, Jean-Jacques Helluin
Keywords: Local Development
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Springer
Description: Today, for the first time in history, more than half of humanity lives in urban areas. During the present century, as more and more of the global population comes to live in cities, urban growth and development will remain a key challenge. The World Bank Urban Research Symposium provides a unique global forum for exploring current policy issues in this area, bringing together some of the world’s leading researchers as well as international and nongovernmental organizations to present their work, share knowledge, and conduct lively debates from both a research and a policy perspective. Prompted by clear evidence that poor people will make up a large part of future urban growth, an important aim is to broaden the scope of international research on urban poverty in developed and developing countries alike. Sponsored by the World Bank and partners and first convened in 2002, the symposium draws a wide range of participants—researchers, practitioners, academics, and policy makers from around the world as well as donor organizations. The Fourth Urban Research Symposium, held in Washington, D.C., in May 2007, focused on the theme of urban land use and land markets, including implications for city spatial growth, efficiency, and equity. This book brings together a collection of 15 papers presented at the symposium, including commissioned research papers by preeminent researchers. The papers provide state-of-the-art knowledge, theoretical underpinnings, and in-depth analysis of issues facing cities. The authors set out to meet specific objectives:
ISBN: 978-1-4020-8862-9
Appears in Collections:Regional and Local Development Studies

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