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Leveraging Urbanization in South Asia : Managing Spatial Transformation for Prosperity and Livability

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/2149
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South Asia Development Matters
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Ellis, Peter
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Roberts, Mark
dc.date.accessioned
2015-08-27T18:23:19Z
dc.date.available
2015-08-27T18:23:19Z
dc.date.issued
2016
dc.description.abstract
The number of people in South Asia's cities rose by 130 million between 2000 and 2011--more than the entire population of Japan. This was linked to an improvement in productivity and a reduction in the incidence of extreme poverty. But the region's cities have struggled to cope with the pressure of population growth on land, housing, infrastructure, basic services, and the environment. As a result, urbanization in South Asia remains underleveraged in its ability to deliver widespread improvements in both prosperity and livability. Leveraging Urbanization in South Asia is about the state of South Asia's urbanization and the market and policy failures that have taken the region’s urban areas to where they are today--and the hard policy actions needed if the region’s cities are to leverage urbanization better. This publication provides original empirical and diagnostic analysis of urbanization and related economic trends in the region. It also discusses in detail the key policy areas, the most fundamental being urban governance and finance, where actions must be taken to make cities more prosperous and livable.
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dc.identifier.isbn
978-1-4648-0662-9
dc.identifier.uri
http://hdl.handle.net/10986/22549
dc.language.iso
en_US
dc.publisher
Washington, DC: World Bank
dc.rights
CC BY 3.0 IGO
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World Bank
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo
dc.subject
agglomeration
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congestion
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connectivity
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housing
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infrastructure
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livability
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population
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prosperity
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resilience
dc.title
Leveraging Urbanization in South Asia
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dc.title.subtitle
Managing Spatial Transformation for Prosperity and Livability
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dc.type
Book
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okr.date.disclosure
2015-09-24
okr.doctype
Publications & Research
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Publications & Research :: Publication
okr.externalurl
http://www.worldbank.org/southasiacities
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http://www.worldbank.org/en/region/sar/publication/urbanization-south-asia-cities
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Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience
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yes
okr.identifier.doi
10.1596/978-1-4648-0662-9
okr.identifier.report
101079
okr.language.supported
en
okr.peerreview
Academic Peer Review
okr.region.administrative
South Asia
okr.region.country
Afghanistan
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Bangladesh
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Bhutan
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India
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Maldives
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Nepal
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Pakistan
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Sri Lanka
okr.region.geographical
South Asia
okr.topic
Governance :: Local Government
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Macroeconomics and Economic Growth :: Spatial and Local Economic Development
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Poverty Reduction :: Development Patterns and Poverty
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Urban Development :: National Urban Development Policies & Strategies
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Urban Development :: Urban Economics
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Urban Development :: Urban Governance and Management
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Global Practice on Social, Urban, Rural & Resilience (GSURR)

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