The study seeks to inform the update and revision of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) National Spatial Strategy by analyzing five international experiences on national spatial frameworks and identifying sustainable and progressive approaches. Case studies include Republic of Korea, Germany, Malaysia, Morocco and China,Germany. Each country has been selected through a set of criteria collaboratively set by the UN-Habitat Headquarters and Riyadh Office.
The case studies provide a cross section of experiences that can be used to inform the revision of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s (KSA) National Spatial Strategy. This diverse group of countries, experiencing both unique and common development issues, have adapted their own National Spatial Frameworks (NSFs) based on their country’s social and political context. At the same time, they address local and international pressures experienced through rapid urbanization, climate and environmental risks, and an increasingly globalized world.