Papers Prepared for the Sixth Urban Research and Knowledge Symposium
The collection of papers posted here were prepared in connection with the World Bank's Sixth Urban Research and Knowledge Symposium, held in October 2012. They were commissioned to help fill research gaps about urbanization, poverty alleviation and sustainable development.
Overview: The Urban Imperative: Toward Shared Prosperity
Edward Glaeser, Harvard University
Abha Joshi-Ghani, The World Bank
Converting Land into Affordable Housing Floor Space
Alain Bertaud, NYU Stern Urbanization Project
Housing and Urbanization in Africa: Unleashing a Formal Market Process
Paul Collier, Oxford University
Anthony J. Venables, Oxford University
Analyzing Urban Systems: Have Megacities Become Too Large?
Klaus Desmet, Universidad Carlos III
Esteban Rossi-Hansberg, Princeton University
Trends. The Shifting Urban Economic Landscape: What Does it Mean for Cities?
Richard Dobbs, McKinsey Global Institute
Jaana Remes, McKinsey Global Institute
Urban Transport: Can Public-Private Partnerships Work?
Eduardo Engel, Yale and Universidad de Chile
Alexander Galetovic, Universidad de los Andes
Urbanization as Opportunity
Brandon Fuller, NYU Stern Urbanization Project
Paul Romer, Stern School of Business, New York University
Urbanization and (In)Formalization
Ejaz Ghani, The World Bank
Ravi Kanbur, Cornell University
Sonia Hammam, Independent Researcher
Urbanization and the Geography of Development
J. Vernon Henderson, Brown University and the National Bureau of Economic Research
Sustainable and Smart Cities
Matthew E. Kahn, University of California, Los Angeles, and the National Bureau of Economic Research
The Great Migration: Urban Aspirations
Michael Keith, COMPASS, Oxford University
Entrepreneurship, Public Policy, and Cities
Josh Lerner, Harvard University and the National Bureau of Economic Research
Are Cities the New Growth Escalator?
Enrico Moretti, University of California, Berkeley
Bridging Divides: Enabling Urban Capabilities
Saskia Sassen, Columbia University
Infrastructure: Doing More with Less
Jonathan Woetzel, McKinsey Global Institute
Herbert Pohl, McKinsey Global Institute