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Policy Research Working Paper
Duranton GillesMar 01,2014

This paper examines the effects of urbanization on development and growth. It begins with a labor market perspective and emphasizes the importance of agglomeration economies, both static and dynamic. It then ...

Mar 01,2014

This issue focuses on ways to minimize impact on vulnerable populations living in the Rio de Janeiro's mountainous region, particularly in regards to extreme flooding and devastating landslides. With the...

Feb 01,2014

Although Morocco has good water and sanitation infrastructure, service delivery in peri-urban areas remains a challenge. More than 1 million people currently lack access to safe water supply and sanitation ...

Ghani Ejaz, Kerr William, O'Connell Stephen D.Jan 01,2014

Policy makers in both developed and developing countries want to accelerate spatial development, make cities more competitive, attract new entrepreneurs, boost economic growth, and promote job creation. These are ...

What a Waste: A Global Review of Solid Waste Management

This study projects a 70% global increase in urban solid waste, with the annual cost rising from $205 billion a year to $375 billion a year by 2025. Developing countries will face the greatest challenge. Read More »

The Economics of Uniqueness

This book explores how investing in historic city cores and cultural heritage assets for sustainable development can pay off in many ways for rapidly expanding cities. Read More »