WB workshop: Spatial Development of African Cities Workshop

    Spatial Development of African Cities Workshop

    0305 Dec 16, 2015 - Dec 18, 2015|11:00 pm - 2:45 am
    Location: HQ
    Room #: J B1-080
    Topic(s): Urban Development; Spatial Planning and Land Use
    Event Type: Workshop

    Co-hosted by the Urban Analytics and Strategy GSG and the Africa Chief Economist Office

    Spatial Development of African Cities Workshop

    Wednesday-Thursday, December 16-17, 2015

    Room J B1-080

                       
    This workshop was structured around analytic and empirical work being done as part of the Regional Study on the Spatial Development of African Cities (P148736). The study is co-sponsored by the Chief Economist Office for the Africa Region and UK-DFID. The research documents evolution of the spatial structure of African cities and its implications for productivity and living standards.

    Wednesday, December 16

    9:00am-10:30am 
    Spatial Development of African Cities: Key Issues and Analytic Framework
    Chair:    Anna Wellenstein, Acting Director, Social, Urban, Rural & Resilience, World Bank
    • Context & Key IssuesSomik Lall, Lead Economist, World Bank
    • Analytic Framework for the Research Program.  Paul Collier, University of Oxford
    Discussants:
    • Shanta Devarajan, Chief Economist, Middle East and North Africa, World Bank
    • Punam Chuhan-Pole, Acting Chief Economist, Africa, World Bank
    10:45am-12:30pmThe Fabric of Cities: Is African Spatial Development Different?   Chair:    Sameh Wahba, Acting Director, Social, Urban, Rural & Resilience, World BankDiscussants:
    • Uwe Deichmann, Development Economics, World Bank
    • Sumila Gulyani, Global Lead, Urban Analytics and Strategy, World Bank
    12:30pm-1:30pmLunch
    1:30pm-3:00pm  Spatial Structure and Transport in African CitiesChair:    Marianne Fay, Chief Economist, Sustainable Development, World BankDiscussants:
    • Andreas Kopp, Lead Economist, Transport, World Bank
    • Tom Farole, Lead Economist, World Bank
    3:30pm- 5:30pm  Building African Cities: Land Market Failures and PlanningChair:    Idrissa Dia, Practice Manager, Urban Development, World BankDiscussants:
    • Roland White, Global Lead, City Management, Governance and Financing, World Bank
    • Maria Angelica Sotomayor, Acting Practice Manager, Urban Development, World Bank

    Thursday, December 17

    9:00am-11:00am  Productivity, Costs and CompetitivenessChair:    Punam Chuhan-Pole, Acting Chief Economist, Africa, World BankDiscussants:
    • Peter Ellis, Lead Economist, World Bank
    • Megha Mukim, Economist, World Bank
    11:15am-12:45pmPanel:Changing Expectations about the Future of African Cities Discussants:
    • Paul Collier, University of Oxford
    • Vernon Henderson, LSE
    • Marianne Fay, Chief Economist, Sustainable Development, World Bank
    • Roland White, Global Lead, City Management, Governance and Financing, World Bank
    ModeratorSomik Lall, Lead Economist, World Bank
    Documents
    Topics: Urban Development; Spatial Planning and Land Use
    Geographic Area: World
    Focus Area:
    Last Updated: 12/18/2015 5:16 PM