Building reciprocal rural-urban linkages through infrastructure investment and development
10 June 2015
We have recently contributed a Topic Guide for DFID’s Evidence on Demand information hub.
The guide, which is freely available to development practitioners, focuses on Building reciprocal rural-urban linkages through infrastructure investment and development.
Authored by a team of DPU staff made up of Adriana Allen, Don Brown, Julio D Dávila and Pascale Hofmann, it draws significantly on the DPU's long-standing research on rural-urban linkages and the peri-urban interface.
It also shows how examining the potential benefits of urbanisation beyond a narrow focus on built up urban areas could have a significant impact on guiding future infrastructural interventions by DFID and other bilateral and multilateral development agencies.
The aim is to offer a practical and analytical guide for development practitioners working to promote socially just, environmentally sustainable and resilient rural and urban development in rapidly urbanising low- and middle-income countries.
DPU has long been engaged in practical research in peri-urban areas exploring rural-urban flows and linkages:
- Download the free e-book on Governance of Water and Sanitation Services for the Peri-urban Poor
- Visit the website of our current WatJust research on Translocal learning for water justice: Peri-urban pathways in India, Tanzania and Bolivia