Colombia Urbanization Review : Amplifying the Gains from the Urban Transition Samad, Taimur Lozano-Gracia, Nancy Panman, Alexandra
dc.contributor.editor Samad, Taimur
dc.contributor.editor Lozano-Gracia, Nancy
dc.contributor.editor Panman, Alexandra 2012-12-11T19:10:42Z 2012-12-11T19:10:42Z 2012-09-11
dc.description.abstract The efficiency and productivity of Colombia's urban system will be a key determinant in the ability of the country to transition from a middle income to a higher-income economy. Colombia, as with most Latin American countries, has experienced positive growth rates in the past few years, mitigating the potential adverse impacts of the global financial crisis. High commodity prices as well as improvements in macroeconomic and financial management, diversification of trading partners (particularly through stronger links with China), and the safe integration into international financial markets are the main drivers for recent success in Colombia and the Latin American region (World Bank 2011). This book is organized as follows: chapter two concentrates on establishing patterns and trends of the spatial and urban transformation in Colombia. Key policy issues for Colombia's urbanization process are highlighted and policy alternatives considered. It also attempts to identify areas where further in-depth analysis would be valuable. Three of these areas are further developed in chapters three through five. The remainder of this chapter will highlight key messages from each of the three crosscutting themes of connectivity, coordination, and finance. The chapter will conclude with a discussion on the World Bank's strategic engagement strategy for sustainable cities. en
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-8213-9522-6
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher Washington, DC: World Bank
dc.relation.ispartofseries Directions in development;countries and regions
dc.rights CC BY 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.holder World Bank
dc.subject Access to basic services
dc.subject Cities
dc.subject Connectivity
dc.subject Green cities
dc.subject Housing and land use
dc.subject Infrastructure Finance
dc.subject Metropolitan Governance
dc.subject Sustainable Development
dc.subject Urban transportation
dc.subject Urbanization
dc.title Colombia Urbanization Review : Amplifying the Gains from the Urban Transition en
dspace.entity.type Publication 2012-09-12
okr.doctype Publications & Research :: Publication
okr.doctype Publications & Research :: Publication
okr.globalpractice Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience
okr.globalpractice Transport and ICT
okr.globalpractice Governance
okr.identifier.doi 10.1596/978-0-8213-9522-6
okr.identifier.externaldocumentum 000333037_20120914005829
okr.identifier.internaldocumentum 16732242 72462
okr.language.supported en
okr.pdfurl en
okr.region.administrative Latin America & Caribbean Colombia
okr.topic Urban Development
okr.topic Infrastructure Economics and Finance
okr.topic Governance
okr.unit Indonesia Sustainable Devlpmnt (EASIS)
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