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The challenge of urban government policies and practices
 
Author:Freire, Mila; Stren, Richard [editors]; Collection Title: * World Bank Institute (WBI) development study
Country:Panama; Brazil; Germany; Kenya; Canada; Japan; Mexico; United Kingdom; Colombia; United States; France; Pakistan; Ghana; Australia; Korea, Republic of; Bangladesh; Barbados; Peru; New Zealand; Bolivia; Turkey; Spain; Argentina; Honduras; Costa Rica; Egypt, Arab Republic of; Tanzania; Bahrain; Greece; Indonesia; Zimbabwe; China; Thailand; India; Cote d'Ivoire; Date Stored:2002/11/23
Document Date:2001/01/31Document Type:Publication
ISBN:ISBN 0-8213-4738-1Language:English
Major Sector:(Historic)Urban DevelopmentRegion:Europe and Central Asia; East Asia and Pacific; Africa; South Asia; Middle East and North Africa; Latin America & Caribbean; OTH
Report Number:21642Sub Sectors:(Historic)Other urban development
SubTopics:City Development Strategies; Banks & Banking Reform; Urban Housing and Land Settlements; Regional Governance; National Urban Development Policies & StrategiesVolume No:1 of 1

Summary: The World Bank Institute (WBI) has responded to the challenges of urban development and city management by launching a number of important initiatives. Chief among these is the program on Urban Challenges of the 21st Century, under which the Institute developed a number of courses on urban and city management that have been conducted worldwide. These courses were designed in the context of a new urban strategy in the World Bank. The strategy recognizes that cities are crucial in efforts to address poverty and developmental issues, but acknowledges that this potential will not be realized unless cities are livable, competitive, well-governed and managed, and bankable--all themes that are explored in this book. This book results from the first such course, which was held in Toronto, Canada, in May 1999. The book's chapters correspond to the course's ten modules on such topics as globalization and city management, city strategy and local governance, urban financial management, private sector participation in infrastructure provision, urban environmental management, and urban poverty reduction.

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