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Implementing the International Guidelines on Urban and Territorial Planning, 2015-2017

The International Guidelines on Urban and Territorial Planning (IG-UTP) in 2015 are becoming an increasingly relevant instrument for the achievement of universal objectives since their release in 2015 as now acknowledged in the New Urban Agenda, and consequently, becoming a key contributor to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

The IG-UTP Implementation Report has been developed as a collection of experiences and findings both from UN-Habitat and IG-UTP countries and partners in using the IG-UTP at the global, national and local levels. It is the culmination of the first biennium of implementation of the Guidelines, the period 2015 – 2017, and it builds upon the results of the Global Survey on Urban and Territorial Planning formulated by UN-Habitat to track the adoption and use of the IG-UTP within countries.

For the actors illustrated in this report, the Guidelines represent a collective voice for planning as they enable different roads and entries to the improvement of planning systems worldwide through their multilevel, multi-stakeholder and multi-sector model that leads all to one common goal: sustainable urban development.