UNU-WIDER Project Workshop "Beyond the Tipping Point: 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 with 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?
|Event dates:||2007-10-19 – 2007-10-20|
|Deadline Call for Papers:||2007-06-30|
|Organizer:||World Institute for Development Economics Research of the United Nations University (UNU-WIDER)|
|Conference venue:||London School of Economics, London|
|Classification:||O2 - Development Planning and Policy ; R1 - General Regional Economics ; R5 - Regional Government Analysis|
|Event type:||Seminare, Summer Schools, Symposien, Workshops; Seminars, Summer Schools, Symposiums, Workshops|