Reducing Urban Poverty: A New Generation of Ideas

Reducing Urban Poverty: A New Generation of Ideas highlights the research and innovative thinking of the next generation of urban planners, practitioners and policymakers. Edited by Lauren Herzer, the book comprises the winning essays from the second annual academic paper competition co-sponsored by the Cities Alliance, the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Comparative Urban Studies Project (CUSP), USAID’s Urban Programs Team, the International Housing Coalition, and the World Bank.
The six essays focus on three topics related to reducing urban poverty: Land Markets and Security of Tenure, Health, and Livelihoods. They are:
  • “Adaptive Strategies for Policy Implementation in Urban Contexts: Lessons from Bolivia’s Zero Malnutrition Program” by Lesli Hoey
  • “Can Dynamic Water Governance in Laos Sustain Momentum? Public-Private Partnerships and the Mobilization of Local Entrepreneurs for Water Supply” by Andrea Restrepo-Mieth
  • “The State and Urban Food Insecurity in Post-Apartheid Johannesburg” by Daniel Novik Warshawsky
  • “The Importance of Tenure Security in Home Improvement in Squatter Settlements: Evidence from Lahore” by Fatima Wajahat
  • “Where Do the Poor Live in Transitional Beijing? New Evidence Based on a Large-Scale Individual Survey in 2009” by Wenjie Wu
  •  “Human Security and Microfinance: How Microfinance Can Do More” by Allison Morris
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