urban areas

Description

Urban areas as defined by the Census Bureau are densely-populated areas with at least 50,000 people ("urbanized areas") and densely-populated areas with 2,500 to 50,000 people ("urban clusters").

Ativistas, artistas e pesquisadores de 15 países se reuniram na Maré (Créditos: Divulgação / Instituto Maria e João Aleixo)

Pesquisadores internacionais discutem as periferias na Maré (Brasil)

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Pensar a ideia de periferia. Esta foi a missão nada fácil de ativistas, pesquisadores e intelectuais de 15 países, reunidos no Complexo da Maré durante a última semana. Eles participaram do seminário internacional “O que é a periferia afinal e qual o seu lugar na cidade?”, que aconteceu nos dias 16 e 17 de março no Galpão Bela Maré.

(Portal de Angola)

Gestão comercial de terrenos urbanos atribuida à uma empresa pública (Angola)

Friday, March 24, 2017

Decreto Presidencial delega poderes a Empresa Gestora de Terrenos Urbanos de administrar todos os espaços infra-estruturados cujas receitas geradas serão encaminhadas a um Fundo sob sua gestão.

A Empresa Gestora de Terrenos Infra-estruturados, Empresa Pública (EP), criada por Decreto Presidencial 58/15, de 5 de Março, passa doravante a assegurar a gestão comercial dos terrenos urbanos que integram as várias centralidades espalhadas pelo país e outras áreas de Luanda.

Le développement rural dans un monde en pleine urbanisation

Journal Articles & Books
June 2011

L’urbanisation est souvent considérée comme ayant des effets néfastes sur le développement rural. En fait, c’est tout le contraire. Les espaces ruraux et urbains, les populations et les entreprises sont étroitement liés et on peut dire avec certitude qu’il n’y a pas de développement rural sans développement urbain et inversement.

Les Assurance équitable pour les personnes à faible revenu

Journal Articles & Books
January 2011

Les conditions de vie des populations pauvres conditionnent leur demande en matière de micro-assurance. Ces personnes sont généralement des travailleurs indépendants du secteur informel, illettrés et peu au fait du concept d’assurance.
Ils vivent souvent dans des zones rurales mal équipées en infrastructures. Les services d’assurance équitable doivent permettre aux populations pauvres des zones rurales et urbaines d’atténuer les impacts des crises qui menacent leurs vies, leur productivité et leurs ressources.

Metropolitan Governance: A Framework for Capacity Assessment. Guidance Notes and Toolbox

Manuals & Guidelines
March 2012

UN-Habitat and GIZ have developed the Metropolitan Capacity Assessment Methodology (MetroCAM) as a joint contribution to implement urban sustainable development agendas and bring them to the metropolitan scale. It complements the Unpacking Metropolitan Governance series. 

Affordable Land and Housing in Africa

Journal Articles & Books
March 2012

In the vast majority of countries land and housing affordability is a critical contemporary challenge. While in different countries and regions the specificities of the challenge vary, the universal truism is that it is becoming increasing difficult for the vast majority of urban residents to obtain and retain adequate and affordable land and housing.

Trading Places: Accessing Land in African Cities

Journal Articles & Books
December 2013

Trading Places is about urban land markets in African cities. It explores how local practice, land governance and markets interact to shape the ways that people at society's margins access land to build their livelihoods.

The authors argue that the problem is not with markets per se, but in the unequal ways in which market access is structured. They make the case for more equal access to urban land markets, not only for ethical reasons, but because it makes economic sense for growing cities and towns.

Voices of the Poor: Access to Urban Land

Reports & Research
January 2010

In 2007 Urban LandMark undertook a series of consultations as part of the Voices of the Poor project. Four workshops were held in the centres listed above. The workshops were attended mostly by civil society organisations as well as NGOs. In all, 105 participants from more than 30 different civil society organisations participated. This case study presents the perspectives and experiences of civil society organisations with regard to access to urban land by the poor as derived from the consultations. These perspectives are fairly representative of urban community organisations as a whole.

A Handbook on Urban Land Markets for Africa

Training Resources & Tools
December 2010

The handbook introduces key economic and related concepts explaining the functioning of urban land markets. By introducing key classical economic concepts, the handbook provides foundational economic terms that are often referred to in relation to urban land markets. In doing this, we do not imply that African land markets should or ought to 'fit' into neo-classical economic theories, nor do we propose that 'perfect' markets exist.