The Fundamentals of Planned Urbanization is a training companion on the principles of planned urbanization. It supports UN-Habitat’s efforts to develop human resources and institutional capacity for the implementation of the New Urban Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goal 11 (SDG 11).
The companion includes eight modules on the state of urbanization in the world, global agreements on urbanization, fundamentals of planned urbanization, planned city extensions, housing, urban mobility, slum upgrading and climate change. All modules are accompanied by presentations, interactive exercises, case studies, and opportunities for peer-to-peer exchange, and can be conducted over the course of a five-day training. Depending on interest and time available, the training can be tailored to focus on more specific topics and/or made shorter.
The training companion builds upon a working paper, “Principles of Planned Urbanization” and a series of discussions with UN-Habitat staff and consultants. The initial draft of the training companion was tested during a training programme for senior managers from national and local governments from Asia, held in January 2017 in South Korea. The publication was subsequently applied in a training targeting senior public officials from national and local governments of Indonesia, which convened in Surabaya in November 2018. In March 2019, UN-Habitat tailored the companion at an executive training for city leaders and representatives from academia in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.