Key Messages for Participatory City-Wide Slum Upgrading: Participatory Planning
Participatory planning that engages all stakeholders including slum dwellers, is a pre-condition for city-wide slum upgrading and inclusive sustainable urbanization. It has been identified as a fundamental approach in the Sustainable Development Goals.
Local and municipal authorities provide a strong platform to coordinate and mobilize stakeholders for city-wide slum upgrading and for integrating slum dwellers into the broader urban context.
National Governments also have a key role to play. They can facilitate policy and legislation frameworks that promote participatory planning and use them to foster mind-set change, strengthen institutional integration and cohesion amongst physical plans and strategies. These national-level actions are necessary to prevent the proliferation of new slums.
SDG 11 Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.
Target 11.1 By 2030, ensure access for all to adequate, safe and affordable housing and basic services and upgrade slums.
Target 11.3 By 2030, enhance inclusive and sustainable urbanization and capacity for participatory, integrated and sustainable human settlement planning and management in all countries.