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B – Corruption in urban development and planning

Dysfunctional urbanisation is often attributed to incompetence, sheer complexity of the challenge or lack of resources and capacity. But in many instances there are underlying corruption dynamics and powerful beneficiaries that profit from, amplify or even engineer such urban development dysfunctionalities. This module helps to unearth and gain a critical understanding of these underlying corruption currents and examines the corruption risk profiles and patterns as they apply to and affect urban planning.

Main questions: what are the major corruption risks and corruption patterns in cities and urban development; what are the underlying dynamics of interests and incentives, the underlying political, economic and social arrangements;  what does this all mean for urban planning practice?