In many cities, urban planning documents are confined to hand-drawn, imprecise maps of the city. Satellite imagery can modernize the planning process, ensuring that officials have access to precise, up-to-date information. See the full session on IEG's YouTube channel.
Nancy Lozano Gracia is a Senior Economist in the Urban, Rural & Social Development Department, covering regional economic development primarily in Latin America. She holds a Ph.D. in Agricultural and Consumer Economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.