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Which Way to Livable and Productive Cities? [electronic resource] : A Road Map for Sub-Saharan Africa / Kirsten Hommann.

Author/Creator:
Hommann, Kirsten author
Other Title:
World Bank books.
Publication:
Washington, D.C. : The World Bank, 2019.
Series:
World Bank e-Library.
International Development in Focus.
Format/Description:
Government document
Book
1 online resource (56 pages)
Local subjects:
Agglomeration
Cities
Economic Transformation
Infrastructure
Land Markets
Migration
Population Density
Poverty
Productivity
Public Assets
Spatial Development
Urban Planning
Summary:
For African cities to grow economically as they have grown in size, they must create productive environments to attract investments, increase economic efficiency, and create livable environments that prevent urban costs from rising with increased population densification. What are the central obstacles that prevent African cities and towns from becoming sustainable engines of economic growth and prosperity? Among the most critical factors that limit the growth and livability of urban areas are land markets, investments in public infrastructure and assets, and the institutions to enable both. To unleash the potential of African cities and towns for delivering services and employment in a livable and environmentally friendly environment, a sequenced approach is needed to reform institutions and policies and to target infrastructure investments. This book lays out three foundations that need fixing to guide cities and towns throughout Sub-Saharan Africa on their way to productivity and livability.
Notes:
Description based on print version record.
Contributor:
Hommann, Kirsten.
Other format:
Print Version:
ISBN:
9781464814051
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.
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