Urban Development

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ADB’s Vision of Livable Cities

Cities contribute to national economic growth, but they can be polluted and overcrowded. Asia’s rapidly developing cities face inadequate basic services, environmental degradation, and increasing poverty. “Livable Cities” is ADB’s vision and approach to urban development. ADB works to support the transformation of developing cities in the Asia and Pacific region into safe, sustainable urban centers.

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  • Publication 19 Apr 2017

    Are Chinese Paying Too Much or Too Little for School Quality? The Rent Yield Gap Approach for Estimating the Capitalization of School Quality in Shanghai Are Chinese Paying Too Much or Too Little for School Quality? The Rent Yield Gap Approach for Estimating the Capitalization of School Quality in Shanghai

    Tenant discrimination and tight credit create high entry costs that can prevent middle-class children from attending high-quality schools.
  • Publication 18 Apr 2017

    City Size, Migration, and Urban Inequality in the People’s Republic of China City Size, Migration, and Urban Inequality in the People’s Republic of China

    Rural-to-urban migration in the People’s Republic of China leads to income inequality in the larger cities.
  • Publication 13 Apr 2017

    Spatial Dimensions of Expenditure Inequality in a Decentralizing Indonesia Spatial Dimensions of Expenditure Inequality in a Decentralizing Indonesia

    Up to a quarter of inequality in Indonesia is due to urban–rural gaps.