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Urban Externalities in the Small Developing Countries of Asia and Latin America: A Comparative Case Study Analysis of Squatter Settlements in Nepal (Kathmandu) and Ecuador (Quito)

Project    Urbanization
Author   Shiva Raj Adhikari, Damodar Regmi, Vanessa Pinto
Date   January 2013
Description   Rapid urbanization has led to a spurt in the number of squatter settlements. Though squatter settlements contribute to a city's economy, these unorganized settlements produce negative externalities.The study seeks to measure the incidence and intensity of externalities, and willingness to pay to avoid the negative externalities by utilizing recently collecting data from primary sources in Kathmandu and Quito. Incidence and intensity of externalities are found higher in Kathmandu than Quito.
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