The Urban Imperative

Towards Competitive Cities

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ISBN:

9780199457779

Publication date:

12/01/2015

Hardback

512 pages

218.0x147.0mm

Price: 1100.00 INR

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ISBN:

9780199457779

Publication date:

12/01/2015

Hardback

512 pages

218.0x147.0mm

Edward Glaeser & Abha Joshi-Ghani

The volume emphasizes the need to rethink cities and to imagine a better urban future by providing the reader with diverse perspectives on urbanization such as the changing economic landscape, city competitiveness, entrepreneurship, inclusion, informality, sustainability, and provision of essential services. 

Suitable for: Students, scholars, professionals, and research centres working in areas of urban studies or development studies;  policymakers, government and civic agencies. 

Rights:  World Rights

Edward Glaeser & Abha Joshi-Ghani

Description

For most of human history, people lived on the edge of survival. In the past two centuries, we have miraculously moved towards far greater prosperity through transformations, above all, in cities. Urbanization holds the potential of transforming the developing world. While the transition from farm to city is filled with economic, social, and political promises, urbanization also poses enormous challenges—the breakdown of public services, congestion, pollution, and crime. With the right policies cities can lead transformative change—providing jobs, creating prosperity, and lifting millions out of poverty.   What policies can help harness this unprecedented urbanization and address the vast inequalities of access and opportunity that cities present today? What makes cities more competitive? This book answers these and other important questions.   The volume emphasizes the need to rethink cities and to imagine a better urban future by providing the reader with diverse perspectives on urbanization such as the changing economic landscape, city competitiveness, entrepreneurship, inclusion, informality, sustainability, and provision of essential services. The book would help chart a path towards competitive and people-centered cities. 

Edward Glaeser & Abha Joshi-Ghani

Table of contents

List of Tables, Figures, Boxes, and Maps
Preface
Acknowledgments 
Rethinking Cities
Edward Glaeser and Abha Joshi-Ghani
 
1 Urbanization as Opportunity
Brandon Fuller and Paul Romer
2 The Shifting Urban Economic Landscape: What Does It Mean for Cities?
Richard Dobbs and Jaana Remes
3 Urbanization and the Geography of Development
J. Vernon Henderson
4 Analyzing Urban Systems: Have Megacities Become Too Large?
Klaus Desmet and Esteban Rossi-Hansberg
5 Are Cities the New Growth Escalator?
Enrico Moretti
6 Entrepreneurship, Public Policy, and Cities
Joshua Lerner
7 Urbanization and (In)Formalization
Ejaz Ghani and Ravi Kanbur
8 Bridging Divides: Enabling Urban Capabilities
Saskia Sassen
9 Th e Great Migration: Urban Aspirations
Michael Keith
10 Infrastructure: Doing More with Less
Jonathan Woetzel and Herbert Pohl
11 Urban Transport: Can Public-Private Partnerships Work?
Eduardo Engel and Alexander Galetovic
12 Sustainable and Smart Cities
Matthew E. Kahn
13 Housing Matters
Sonia Hammam
14 Converting Land into Aff ordable Housing Floor Space
Alain Bertaud
15 Housing and Urbanization in Africa: Unleashing a Formal Market Process
Paul Collier and Anthony J. Venables
 
Index 

About the Editors and Contributors  

Edward Glaeser & Abha Joshi-Ghani

Edward Glaeser & Abha Joshi-Ghani

Edward Glaeser & Abha Joshi-Ghani

Description

For most of human history, people lived on the edge of survival. In the past two centuries, we have miraculously moved towards far greater prosperity through transformations, above all, in cities. Urbanization holds the potential of transforming the developing world. While the transition from farm to city is filled with economic, social, and political promises, urbanization also poses enormous challenges—the breakdown of public services, congestion, pollution, and crime. With the right policies cities can lead transformative change—providing jobs, creating prosperity, and lifting millions out of poverty.   What policies can help harness this unprecedented urbanization and address the vast inequalities of access and opportunity that cities present today? What makes cities more competitive? This book answers these and other important questions.   The volume emphasizes the need to rethink cities and to imagine a better urban future by providing the reader with diverse perspectives on urbanization such as the changing economic landscape, city competitiveness, entrepreneurship, inclusion, informality, sustainability, and provision of essential services. The book would help chart a path towards competitive and people-centered cities. 

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Table of contents

List of Tables, Figures, Boxes, and Maps
Preface
Acknowledgments 
Rethinking Cities
Edward Glaeser and Abha Joshi-Ghani
 
1 Urbanization as Opportunity
Brandon Fuller and Paul Romer
2 The Shifting Urban Economic Landscape: What Does It Mean for Cities?
Richard Dobbs and Jaana Remes
3 Urbanization and the Geography of Development
J. Vernon Henderson
4 Analyzing Urban Systems: Have Megacities Become Too Large?
Klaus Desmet and Esteban Rossi-Hansberg
5 Are Cities the New Growth Escalator?
Enrico Moretti
6 Entrepreneurship, Public Policy, and Cities
Joshua Lerner
7 Urbanization and (In)Formalization
Ejaz Ghani and Ravi Kanbur
8 Bridging Divides: Enabling Urban Capabilities
Saskia Sassen
9 Th e Great Migration: Urban Aspirations
Michael Keith
10 Infrastructure: Doing More with Less
Jonathan Woetzel and Herbert Pohl
11 Urban Transport: Can Public-Private Partnerships Work?
Eduardo Engel and Alexander Galetovic
12 Sustainable and Smart Cities
Matthew E. Kahn
13 Housing Matters
Sonia Hammam
14 Converting Land into Aff ordable Housing Floor Space
Alain Bertaud
15 Housing and Urbanization in Africa: Unleashing a Formal Market Process
Paul Collier and Anthony J. Venables
 
Index 

About the Editors and Contributors  

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