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World Institute for Development Economics Research of the United Nations University (UNU-WIDER)

June 26-28, 2008
UNU-WIDER Project Workshop "Beyond the Tipping Point: African Development in an Urban World"
UN-HABITAT, Cape Town, South Africa
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. [gem?_?? den Informationen des Anbieters - according to site editor's information]
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