COMPENDIUM OF INSPIRING PRACTICES ON URBAN-RURAL LINKAGES: Implementation of Guiding Principles and Framework for Action to advance Integrated Territorial Development
The third edition of the Compendium of Inspiring Practices on Urban-Rural Linkages showcases 17 case studies from Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East. These cases highlight the application of the Urban-Rural Linkages Guiding Principles and Framework for Action (URL-GP) and emphasize the importance of an integrated territorial approach.
The cases cover a range of dimensions, including design, spatial planning, project implementation, strategy, policy development and implementation, and application of normative tools The cases highlight a multi-sectoral, multi-level, and multi-stakeholder approach, with common partnerships between different government levels, the private sector, civil society, academia, and communities.
The compendium provides inspiring examples of efforts in various areas, such as linking urban and rural, food and biodiversity, waste management, social integration, climate mitigation, and nutrition. These examples demonstrate how the URL-GP can be implemented and the positive outcomes that can be achieved.
Overall, the compendium serves as a valuable resource for government leaders, urban and rural experts, and readers interested in urban-rural linkages and sustainable territorial development. It showcases the progress made by different actors, provides lessons learned from previous editions, and outlines the next steps for future editions. The presented knowledge is relevant at global, national, and subnational levels and can be applied in diverse geographical contexts to enhance territorial development.