Arua Planning Studio Report
The MetroHUB Planning Studio in Arua, Uganda (20 - 22 March 2018) - a pilot capacity development activity for fostering an integrated territorial development approach - was initiated and supported by the Ugandan Support for Municipal Infrastructure Development (USMID) Program.
The Planning Studio was conceptualized by UN-Habitat in cooperation with the Politecnico di Milano and was supported by Makerere University and the University of Botswana. It was based on the UN-Habitat MetroHUB approach, combining capacity development on planning, governance, finance and socio-environmental considerations with identifying tangible “acupuncture” projects at the territorial and metropolitan scale. By fostering communication across different planning levels (national and local level), including between different stakeholders (civil society, private sector and academia) and promoting planning across sectors and administrative boundaries, the MetroHUB Planning Studio promotes integrated territorial development and supports a metropolitan approach that includes not only the city of Arua but also the peri-urban and surrounding rural areas.