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Building functional cities

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The literature views many African cities as dysfunctional with a hodgepodge of land uses and poor “connectivity.” One driver of inefficient land uses is construction decisions for highly durable buildings made under weak institutions. In a novel approach, we model the dynamics of urban land use with both formal and slum dwellings and ongoing urban redevelopment to higher building heights in the formal sector as a city grows. We analyze the evolution of Nairobi using a unique high–spatial reso...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1126/science.aaf7150

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
Economics
Oxford college:
New College
Role:
Author
Publisher:
American Association for the Advancement of Science Publisher's website
Journal:
Science Journal website
Volume:
352
Issue:
6288
Pages:
946-947
Publication date:
2018-05-20
Acceptance date:
2016-04-26
DOI:
EISSN:
1095-9203
ISSN:
0036-8075
Pubs id:
pubs:625029
URN:
uri:79589870-58b4-4cba-8977-c309ee11d12d
UUID:
uuid:79589870-58b4-4cba-8977-c309ee11d12d
Local pid:
pubs:625029
Language:
English

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