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World Institute for Development Economics Research of the United Nations University (UNU-WIDER)
- October 19-20, 2007
- UNU-WIDER Project Workshop "Beyond the Tipping Point: Development in an Urban World"
- London School of Economics, London, United Kingdom
- Some of the specific issues to be considered are:♦ What are the forces driving urbanization and how do they differ from one region to another?♦ What are the economic and environmental costs and benefits of urbanagglomerations?♦ What is the link between urban infrastructure and poverty reduction?♦ What are the gender dimensions of urbanization and urban living?♦ How do urban spaces affect interaction between different ethnic, racial andreligious groups? Does demographic concentration exacerbate political conflict or promote engaged state-society relations?♦ Is our urban future to be characterized by poverty and inequality with fear and violence or sustainable and prosperous urban spaces characterized byinclusiveness and cosmopolitanism?♦ How can urban planning and urban development strategies be integrated into and help inform national and international development policy?[gem?_?? den Informationen des Anbieters - according to site editor's information]
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