Today’s urban population of about 3.5 billion people is projected to reach 5 billion by 2030, with two-thirds of the global population living in cities. City leaders must move quickly to plan for growth and provide the basic services, infrastructure, and affordable housing their expanding populations need.
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January 26, 2015 — A new platform uses satellite imagery to provide a more consistent picture of urbanization across East Asia, making it easier for governments and local stakeholders to get urbanization right.Read More »
January 15, 2015 — Development-based land value capture can help facilitate negotiations among governments, planning agencies, transit companies, developers, landowners and local stakeholders for mutual interests and benefits.Read More »
The World Bank's Urbanization Reviews offer a framework for city leaders to make tough decisions on development by providing diagnostic tools to identify policy distortions and analyze investment priorities.