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Towards urban growth analytics for Yangon: a comparative information base for strategic spatial development

Heeckt, Catarina, Gomes, Alexandra, Ney, David, Phanthuwongpakdee, Nuttavikhom and Sabrié, Marion (2017) Towards urban growth analytics for Yangon: a comparative information base for strategic spatial development. . LSE Cities, London, UK.

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Cities around the world face the challenge of understanding why, how and where they are growing; an understanding that is crucial if they are to realise opportunities to steer this growth in ways that promote sustainable and equitable urban development. Being able to measure, visualise and analyse these often complex patterns of growth is essential to effective policy design and implementation. It is within this context that the IGC Myanmar office has collaborated with LSE Cities on this first step towards developing a more in-depth research programme on urban development in Yangon. It has resulted in the creation of a comparative information base that will provide a strong empirical foundation for subsequent analytics and policy research. This will in turn inform strategic spatial development in the Yangon metropolitan region in the future. Over the past decade, LSE Cities has developed a research methodology known as Urban Growth Analytics that provides a framework for this type of data-driven policy analysis. Urban Growth Analytics is based on the collection, visualisation and comparative analysis of critical urban development data, assessing two or more cities across a range of pre-defined indicators. A primary focus is on land use and infrastructure as proxies for various interrelated urban systems. In addition, and depending on data availability, socio-economic and environmental data as well as transport and mobility patterns are analysed to deepen the understanding of the relationship between spatial and social development patterns...

Item Type: Monograph (Report)
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Additional Information: © 2017 LSE Cities
Divisions: LSE Cities
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD100 Land Use
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Sets: Research centres and groups > LSE Cities (Cities Programme)
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2018 15:18
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2020 00:14

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