LSE Cities launches new Urban Growth Analytics report in Yangon

24 February 2017

LSE Cities has launched the new report, Towards Urban Growth Analytics for Yangon, in Myanmar this week. The report is the product of a collaboration with the International Growth Centre’s Myanmar office and aims to provide the first step towards developing a more in-depth research programme on urban development in Yangon.

To accompany the release of the report, LSE Cities Executive Director Philipp Rode presented on compact, connected and coordinated urban growth with the IGC’s Tony Venables in a February 23 workshop centred on the theme of “Urbanising Myanmar.” Dr. Rode also gave a keynote address at the Yangon School of Political Science on Urban Governance and the New Urban Agenda.

As part of a capacity-building session in the city, Catarina Heeckt and Alexandra Gomes – researchers on the Yangon report – presented its findings and methods to the Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC).

The full report, and wider information about the project, is available here.