September 27, 2004 // 12:00am
Forum on Urban Infrastructure and Public Service Delivery for the Urban Poor -- Event Location: India Habitat Center, NEW DELHI, India
June 24, 2004 // 12:00am
May 20, 2004 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
With Editors Vijayendra Rao, World Bank and Michael Walton, World Bank
April 30, 2004 // 9:30am — 11:30am
February 23, 2004 // 12:00pm — 4:00pm
The Comparative Urban Studies Project and the Environmental Change and Security Project bring together seven practitioners to discuss the status of community-based initiatives to fight HIV/AIDS in developing world cities.
Decentralization and the Politics of Urban Development in West Africa--- Event Location: Hotel Ngor Diarama, Dakar Senegal
December 08, 2003 // 7:30am — 4:00am
October 08, 2003 // 9:00am — 1:00pm
September 17, 2003 // 9:00am — 6:00pm
August 20, 2003 // 8:30am — 5:00pm
August 04, 2003 // 9:00am — 6:00pm
Africa, one of the least urbanized continents of the world, is urbanizing rapidly. Thus, in the year 2000 Africa's total population (estimated at 794 million) was 37.2 percent urbanized – the lowest of any major continental region of the world. During the next thirty years, however, the United Nations projects an annual average growth rate for Africa at 3.27 percent, the highest in the world by a substantial margin. The twin trends of decentralization and democratization have affected much of West Africa. The workshop will address potential ideas and approaches to an upcoming urban forum, which the Comparative Urban Studies Project is organizing for December, 2003, also in Dakar. Among the topics for discussion are the current urbanization experience in West African (anglophone and francophone) countries; new approaches to urban governance and urban policy research in comparative perspective; the experience of decentralization; and experiences with municipal governance and democracy in the West African – and wider African – region. The workshop itself will be a closed meeting of approximately fifteen participants from a variety of different backgrounds.