The challenge

Urbanization trends today need an integrated and coordinated approach through clear policy direction to harness urbanization and mitigate its negative impacts. Governments need to formulate and implement policies to ensure that the benefits of urban growth are shared equitably and sustainably.


Over 10
countries apply the International Guidelines on Urban and Territorial Planning in their urban and territorial planning.
Over 50
countries are supported by UN-Habitat in developing their National Urban Policies.
National Urban Policies will have strengthened urban-rural linkages in at least
countries by 2023.

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