Planning, Connecting, and Financing Cities—Now

To help mayors and other policy makers identify the bottlenecks they face as urbanization accelerates and to propose policy options to tackle such challenges, the World Bank—with support from the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) and the Cities Alliance—has carried out diagnostics called “Urbanization Reviews” in 12 countries across 4 continents. This book distills the lessons learned from these diagnostics into a practical framework for sustainable urbanization, which is organized around the three policy pillars of planning, connecting and financing. The coordination among these pillars is critical, particularly the relationship between land use planning and hazard risk, housing, infrastructure, and urban transport. This framework has already helped to reshape core urbanization policy debates and to integrate action across the urban space in countries such as Colombia, India, Uganda, and Vietnam.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; Maps; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 132p

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  • Accession Number: 01484438
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780821398678
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 19 2013 3:15PM