World Bank Presentation: Bright Lights, Big Cities: A Review of Research and Findings on Global Urban Expansion
Lead author of the working paper on urban expansion, Anjali Mahendra presented preliminary research for the working paper on urban expansion at a brownbag at the World Bank. Anjali’s presentation was one of two topics. The first was on a recent paper published by WRR collaborator, David Mason entitled, Bright Lights, Big Cities: A Review of Research and Findings on Global Urban Expansion. Anjali then presented her ongoing work and research. The presentations were followed by a discussion with World Bank staff on the merits and demerits of the solution areas proposed in the paper.Bright Lights, Big Cities? Review of Research and Findings on Global Urban Expansion
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