The World Bank will host a special seminar on Land Use Planning & Spatial Development for Smart Growth on January 22, 2016 from 18:30-20:30 (JST).
While managing the speed and scale of urbanization presents a difficult challenge for city leaders everywhere, it is particularly complex in Africa, where urbanization is taking place at lower income levels than in other parts of the world. This session will highlight the findings of innovative spatial analysis conducted in Africa and the policy actions that can be taken to ensure that urbanization is well managed, and supports sustainable and inclusive growth. This analytical work will inform and guide national and city level policymakers as they think strategically about the opportunities presented by urbanization and tackle the key roadblocks to success.
The findings of this new spatial analysis are already currently being utilized, for example in Nairobi and Accra, the Bank is providing support for improved urban management and service delivery through a series of projects that address urban land use and transport systems, solid waste landfill and collection systems, water supply distribution and wastewater networks and facilities. In Tanzania and Uganda, the Bank is supporting growing secondary cities through multi-city and multi-sector programs that provides support for a wide range of investments to increase productivity, strengthen institutions, and build capacity for better governance, service delivery and accountability.
The seminar will draw on the operational experience of the Bank’s recent engagements, in particular, the analytical work on Spatial Development for African Cities, a project led by Somik Lall, Lead Urban Economist, GSURR.
Japan Citizen’s Network for TICAD
The purpose of this program is to share knowledge on the challenges and opportunities of rapid urbanization among African policymakers. This session seeks to develop better understanding of the urbanization process at national and local levels. Recent innovations in the availability of spatial data and developments in analytical and statistical techniques for analyzing these data have made data-based planning feasible at reasonable cost.
Friday, January 22, 2016 18:30-20:30 (JST)
The World Bank Tokyo Development Learning Center
Japanese and English (Simultaneous interpretation available)
|Tokyo (Japan)||Friday, 22 January 2016, 18:30:00 JST|
|Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)||Friday, 22 January 2016, 12:30:00 EAT|
|Accra (Ghana) (TBC)||Friday, 22 January 2016, 09:30:00 GMT|
|London (United Kingdom - England)||Friday, 22 January 2016, 09:30:00 GMT|
|Nairobi (Kenya)||Friday, 22 January 2016, 12:30:00 EAT|
|Kigali (Rwanda)||Friday, 22 January 2016, 11:30:00 CAT|
|Kampala (Uganda)||Friday, 22 January 2016, 12:30:00 EAT|
|Dar es Salaam (Tanzania)||Friday, 22 January 2016, 12:30:00 EAT|
|Pretoria (South Africa)||Friday, 22 January 2016, 11:30:00|
|Introductions||Yasusuke Tsukagoshi, Special Representative, WBG|
|Presentation||Ede Jorge Ijjasz-Vasquez, Senior Director, WBG|
|Presentation||Paul Collier, Co-Director, Centre for the Study of African Economies|
|Panel Discussion||Sumila Gulyani, Lead Urban Specialist, GSURR, WBG (Panel Moderator)|
|Somik Lall, Lead Urban Economist, GSURR, WBG|
|Eng. Natty, Director of Municipal Planning of Dar es Salaam|
|City Official from African countries(TBD)|
|Q&A and Discussions||Tokyo audience and participating VC sites|
|Closing||Representative from Japan Citizen’s Network for TICAD|
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