MetroHUB: Supporting Metropolitan Development
This publication has been conceptualized to introduce UN-Habitat’s MetroHUB initiative. The MetroHUB is a comprehensive approach for supporting metropolitan areas and systems of cities for sustainable development. It has evolved over several years, based on prior work and in dialogue with experts from different teams within UN-Habitat, but also in communication with many external partners from all over the world and with different backgrounds.
This publication provides some background information such as UN-Habitat’s mandate on the subject and selected global frameworks. It showcases projects, plans and strategies from different parts of the world and with specific thematic focuses and introduces the MetroHUB “initiative” with its central concept of combining planning, governance, finance and socio-environmental components with capacity development and tangible “acupuncture” projects