Upward and outward urban growth and why transport folks should care
Where in the world is urban growth mainly outward onto new land? Where is it mostly upward in the form of taller buildings?
These questions (and others) are tackled in a unique way by the important World Resources Institute (WRI) working paper, “Upward and Outward Growth: Managing Urban Expansion for More Equitable Cities in the Global South”.
I spoke with co-author, Anjali Mahendra about the paper and why transport folks like you and me should pay attention. The result of our conversation is Reinventing Transport episode #17.