Guidelines for Urban Planning
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Guidelines for Urban Planning in Myanmar

UN-Habitat supports city, regional and national authorities to improve and adopt policies, plans and designs for more compact, socially inclusive, better integrated and connected cities that foster sustainable urban development and are resilient to climate change. As Myanmar is pushing for a sustainable approach to urbanization, it increasingly needs planning capacity. This document is intended to support such development of technical planning expertise.

The document should be disseminated to those in charge of planning in their cities and townships, to act as a handbook for the initial research and design phases of planning. The Guidelines for Urban Planning are based on five principles for sustainable urban development that UN-Habitat promotes for the 21st century’s urban development. It also proposes a step-by-step method for review and development of current and future plans that can be adopted by local planners.

This planning and review approach is illustrated by comments and analysis on the plans of Pyay and Kalay both in citywide and city extension scales. Finally, it provides a set of references for sections and blocks that can be implemented in new developments in Myanmar