Pages from Brochure_UN-HabitatLABThe Urban Planning and Design Lab (UPD-LAB) is an initiative from UN-Habitat to promptly respond to the requests of national and local governments to support sustainable urban development.

The LAB acts as the integrative facility of  the Agency in which spatial planning is used as the tool coordinating economic, legal, social and environmental aspects of urban development, translating them into concrete and implementable projects that materialize the normative work of UN-Habitat. These urban strategies generate value, economic development and jobs.

The UPD-LAB is formed by a multidisciplinary team of urban planners, legal and financial  experts providing a holistic proactive approach. Due to this, the UPD-LAB has become the  team building facility inside the Agency where different areas of expertise come together to deliver concrete and integrated solutions.