Land and Poverty Conference 2017: Responsible Land Governance—Towards an Evidence-Based Approach
Lead author of the upcoming paper on urban expansion, Anjali Mahendra, moderated a session, Urban Expansion: Measurement Challenges and Implications for Policy. Panelists included Shlomo Angel, who leads the NYU Stern Urbanization Project; Mark Roberts, Senior Economist at the World Bank and co-lead on the Regional Urbanization Flagship; Chandan Deuskar, former Urban Planner at the World Bank and currently PhD student at the University of Pennsylvania; Annette Kim, Associate Professor of public policy at the University of Southern California and the founding director of SLAB, the Spatial Analysis Lab, and Kim’s student, Arthur Acolin.Learn more about the Land and Poverty Conference 2017
Latest News & Blogs
Historically, cities have upgraded poor neighborhoods by razing and reconstructing them, often displacing residents. But to actually improve affordable housing and give residents access to services and opportunities, cities need a different approach.
Nearly half the population in 15 major cities in the global south lacks access to public piped water systems, with access lowest in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. For these households without public piped water, water from other sources is either too expensive or unsafe.