Over time, human mobility has been enhanced since the inception of air travel. With the shift in human settlement patterns, rapid urbanization has become a point of major concern for most human societies. Air travel has significantly improved travel between cities as a fast and efficient mode of travel. With the growth of cities, the relation between airports and cities has led to a shift in land use between city cores and airports; due to the emergence of development corridors connecting the two activity areas. The partnership between ICAO and UN-Habitat seeks to bring a wide array of international experience and best practices that will create synergies, towards promoting sustainable development of cities and airports; through the development of tools (guidelines) and capacity development activities.

“The conversation about the synergy between urban planning, city development and airport development could not have come at a better time. We are all aware of the various challenges we face in the development of airports while at the same time trying to keep pace with managing the urban development scenarios within our various regions”

Mr. Augustine Masinde, Director of Physical Planning at the Ministry of Lands and Physical Planning -Kenya

Aviation and urbanisation experts in the
project countries have contributed to a report on synergizing urbanisation and aviation
experts engaged in a stakeholder sensitization on aviation and urbanisation
Stakeholders from aviation and metropolitan planning authorities agreed on a roadmap to fastrack the project aspirations, that will lead to the development of guidelines on city-airport development

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Donors and partners

UN-Habitat has engaged various stakeholders in getting background information relevant to the project area, information sharing, validation of facts and figures on project relevant data, resource mobilisation and capacity building. Key partners from aviation and metropolitan planning stakeholders have been key in implementation of programme activities and information sharing and dissemination.

Our Experts

John Omwamba
Regional and Metropolitan Planning Unit
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