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- United Nations University, World Institute for Development Economics Research

Dates:December 15-17, 2008
Description:UNU-WIDER Project Workshop Beyond the Tipping Point: Asian Development in an Urban World
Location:Kolkata, India
Subject: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? We invite submissions of papers written on Asian countries only on the topics listed above. [gem╠_╠┘ den Informationen des Anbieters - according to site editor's information]
JEL Code:O
URL:http://www.wider.unu.edu/events/project-meetings/2008-project-meetings/en_GB/15-12-2008/

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