Our Approach

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.

Municipal Finance

Efficient and transparent municipal finance systems are key to investments, maintenance and management of the city.

Our Mission

Developing a new vision and strategic framework for planning a sustainable urban future in Saudi Arabia, that follows international standards and are widely accepted by national and local partners.