This manual gives leaders a practical snapshot of urban planning that can help to improve their communication with planners and address key challenges, including resilience to climate change. Although its contents are relevant for large cities, the guide primarily targets leaders of rapidly growing intermediate cities (those with a population of between 20,000 and 2,000,000) in developing and emerging countries. The first section of the guide discusses why local leaders should think of urban planning as a way to achieve their goals. The second section is built around ten “how to” topics that answer questions which leaders are frequently faced with and features a number of sample approaches of what leaders could do.

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Organization: UNHABITAT

Topics: Environment, Urban, Population Dynamics, Risk Reduction/Management, Governance – Territorial and Local

Type of material: Guidance Document

Publication date: 2012

Language: English