UNU-WIDER Project Workshop "Beyond the Tipping Point: African Development in an Urban World"
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 urban agglomerations? - 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 and religious groups? Does demographic concentration exacerbate political conflict or promote engaged state-society relations? - Is our urban future to be characterized by poverty and inequality, fear and violence, or sustainable and prosperous urban spaces characterized by inclusiveness and cosmopolitanism? - How can urban planning and urban development strategies be integrated into and help inform national and international development policy? We invite submissions of papers written about African countries only on the topics listed above.
|Event dates:||2008-06-26 – 2008-06-28|
|Deadline Call for Papers:||2008-01-31|
|Organizer:||World Institute for Development Economics Research of the United Nations University (UNU-WIDER)|
|Conference venue:||UN-HABITAT, Cape Town|
Basudeb Guha-Khasnobis Telephone: +358-9-615 9911 Direct tel: +358-9-615 99215 Fax: +358-9-615 99333 Email: basudeb(at)wider.unu.edu
|Classification:||O2 - Development Planning and Policy ; R0 - Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics. General|
|Event type:||Seminare, Summer Schools, Symposien, Workshops; Seminars, Summer Schools, Symposiums, Workshops|