To achieve sustainable urbanization, UN-Habitat advocates for a three-pronged approach encompassing robust urban design, firmly and fairly implemented urban regulation and realistic, well-managed municipal financing. These three approaches build a solid foundation for providing basic services cost effectively and equitably. They ensure the development of affordable and appropriate housing at the heart of the city.
Urban Planning & Design
The quality of urban planning and design has a determining impact on the value generated by human settlements through efficient and equitable public space, streets and buildable areas.
Urban Rules & Regulations
Adequate planning rules and regulations are a prerequisite to the design, production and management of efficient and equitable human settlements.
Efficient and transparent municipal finance systems are key to investments, maintenance and management of the city.