Urban areas are expected to triple in size between 2000 and 2030. Unmanaged urban expansion increases the costs of service provision, deepens spatial inequities, and imposes heavy economic and environmental burdens. New analysis on 499 cities’ urban expansion confirm the challenge of rapid...
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Including the Excluded: Supporting Informal Workers for More Equal and Productive Cities in the Global Southby Victoria A. Beard and Martha Chen - May 2018
A small but growing number of cities are adopting more inclusive approaches to informal workers and this offers important lessons for cities that seek a more equal, productive and environmentally sustainable future.
Informal workers account for 50 to 80 percent of urban employment and...
by Robin King, Mariana Orloff, Terra Virsilas and Tejas Pande - July 2017
This working paper on urban housing is the latest installment of WRI’s flagship World Resources Report (WRR), “Towards a More Equitable City.” The report examines if more equitable access to core urban services improves the economy and the environment.