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Enabling Meaningful Public Participation in Spatial Planning Processes
Technical Report
Enabling Meaningful Public Participation in Spatial Planning Processes
2023
The Sustainable Development Goals and New Urban Agenda emphasize the need for inclusive and collaborative governance in spatial planning processes. Thus, rather than advocating for a technocratic and normative model of spatial planning based on standards and regulations, the Goals and the New Urban Agenda refer to spatial planning as a multi-stakeholder decision-making process during which participation is a key governance feature to reach sustainable development.

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Guidelines For the Scrutiny of the Quality of Urban Legislation: A Manual for Parliamentarians
Toolkits, Manuals and Guides
Guidelines For the Scrutiny of the Quality of Urban Legislation: A Manual for Parliamentarians
2023
Urban legislation is an important development tool for urban growth as it provides a framework in which to mediate and balance competing public and private interests, especially in relation to land use and development; creates a stable and predictable framework for public and private sector action; guarantees the inclusion of the interests of vulnerable groups; and provides a catalyst for local and national discourse.

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Juba Strategic Plan
Policy and Strategy
Juba Strategic Plan
2023
Since 2016 aligned with the Humanitarian Response Plan and The United Nations Interim Cooperation Framework, UN-Habitat has successfully supported South Sudan's peace and development process. Founded by the Booyoung Grant, "The Juba Strategic Plan" provides a comprehensive overview of the current city's social, economic, political, environmental, and spatial context, focusing on the complex migration dynamics from IDPs, returnees, and refugees. The main objective is to…
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Evaluation of Strengthening National and Regional Development Planning: a Spatial Development Framework for Guinea-Bissau and a Regional Strategic and Spatial Development Plan for the Archipelago of Bijagós (Bijagós 2030) Project (2022/1)
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Evaluation of Strengthening National and Regional Development Planning: a Spatial Development Framework for Guinea-Bissau and a Regional Strategic and Spatial Development Plan for the Archipelago of Bijagós (Bijagós 2030) Project (2022/1)
2022
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Shanghai Manual A Guide For Sustainable Urban Development In The 21st Century - 2022 Annual Report
2022
The Shanghai Manual was established in 2011 following the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai and serves as a tool to support the efforts of mayors and urban practitioners in advancing sustainable urban development. The ideas and principles of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and New Urban Agenda have been integrated into the Manual, with a focus on challenges such as how to achieve inclusive and liveable cities, innovative and creative cities and low-carbon and resilient cities.
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National Urban Policy for Palestine
Policy and Strategy
National Urban Policy for Palestine
2022
The NUP constitutes a framework and reference for the implementation of public interventions in urban areas in Palestine by the ministries and service-providing institutions of the State of Palestine, in addition to being an awareness tool focusing on the promotion of sustainable urban development.

In Palestine, urbanization exceeds the global average given the particularity of its complex geopolitical situation, standing at 77 per cent (71 per cent in the West Bank and 87 per…
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Why infrastructure matters: active mobility, public transport, and economic growth in African cities
Technical Report
Why infrastructure matters: active mobility, public transport, and economic growth in African cities
2022
This study explores the benefits that can accrue if cities prioritise active mobility and public transport. It quantifies the benefits of walking, cycling, and public transport in the Africa region, comparing alternate investment scenarios for the 188 largest African cities. Under a Business-as-Usual (BAU) scenario, cities would continue to focus on road expansions, flyovers, and other investments primarily catering to personal car use. In a Sustainable scenario, cities would develop adequate…
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Palestine Habitat Country Programme Document (2023-2026)
2022
The Special Human Settlements Programme for the Palestinian People launches its strategic framework for working with the Government of Palestine and other stakeholders. It focuses on analysing, designing, and implementing fit-for-purpose interventions contributing towards UN-Habitat’s global strategic outcomes and sustainable urbanisation in Palestine.
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Regional Report
ASEAN Sustainable Urbanisation Report
2022
The ASEAN Sustainable Urbanisation Report aims to capture the diversity of urban contexts across ASEAN Member States, in particular the increasing importance of secondary cities and the need to fully harness their potential. It seeks to support a shared understanding of the opportunities and challenges of urbanisation and highlight common ways forward for a sustainable urban future.

Aligned with the ASEAN Sustainable Urbanisation Strategy (ASUS), the Report offers updated…
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United Nations System Chart
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Second session of the UN-Habitat Assembly
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Preparation and approval of the Strategic Plan and the annual work programme and budget
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Sources of funding, funding mechanisms and UN- Habitat’s resource mobilisation strategy
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Structure of UN-Habitat
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The UN-Habitat Strategic Plan for the period 2020-2023
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Normative and operational activities of UN-Habitat
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Communications, advocacy and outreach
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Monitoring, evaluation and audit functions
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