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FACULTY OF ENGINEERING AND BUILT ENVIRONMENT

DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING


SEMESTER 2015/2016

KKKF4284-SUSTAINABLE URBAN PLANNING


Local Agenda 21 brief report on evaluation and suggestion
BY
JOHNSON EMMANUEL SIEH #A142804

Urban planning based on Agenda 21

Introduction:
Agenda 21 is a global action plan for sustainable development into the 21st century.
Sustainable development is a process that aims to meets the needs of the present generation
without harming the ability of future generations to meet their needs. It is not only about
particular environmental issues such as species extinction and pollution but also about economic
progress which meets all our needs without leaving future generations with fewer resources than
we enjoy.
Agenda 21 which focuses on beautiful, healthy and socially integrated and inclusive
places. Secondly through economy development and lastly to conserve land lastly for integration.
A city can be well design if there is centralized policies compact and designed to minimize the
use of motorized vehicles, short cycles of integration of development.
Agenda 21 is comprehensive action that is to be taken globally, nationally and locally in every
area on which human impact has on the environment, therefore my evaluations and suggestions
to the Mayor of my home time with be:
Monitoring the physical environment will be my first recommendation. I will use
evaluation and feedback for both internal and external purposes because it is necessary to
maintain accountability among the stakeholder participants in the implementation of an Action
Plan.
With the guides provided from agenda 21, I can recommend that the improvement of the
municipal sector performance be mobilize by focusing on the available resources in our
community and also address the sustainable development challenge at local level basic.
For my action plans to the Mayor will be:
Engaging in wide variety of partners including women, youth, poor, etc. in partnership
groups.
Obtain explicit support from the mayor and councillors, and their engagement in the
partnership group.
Create a communication and information sharing strategy.
Provide a secured budget and staff for partnership groups.
Ensure clear terms of reference for the group's mandate.
Establish an explicit structure for the partnership, as well as clear procedures for
decision-making and conflict resolution.
Garner clear commitments from partnership group members.
Create partnership groups that are resilient to political change.

Another key recommendation to our Mayor will be on focusing on the objective of


sustainable development which is to integrate economic, social and environmental policies in
order to achieve reduced consumption, social equity, and the preservation and restoration of
biodiversity.
In list of the above the triple Es (Equity, Economy and Environment) will be of very significant
to consider for the implementation of Agenda 21 for our township.
Suggestion
Making emphasis on short and long terms goal for our township which will involve the
following:
Social and Economic Dimensions concern:

Promoting sustainable development through trade


Combating poverty.
Changing consumption patterns
Protecting and promoting human health

Conservation and Management of Resources for Development concern:


Combating deforestation.
Managing fragile ecosystems: combating desertification and drought.
Managing fragile ecosystems: sustainable mountain development promoting sustainable
agriculture and rural development.
Conservation of biological diversity.
Environmentally sound management of biotechnology
Protection of the quality and supplies of freshwater resources
Environmentally sound management of solid wastes and sewage-related issues.
Strengthening the Role of Major Groups:

Women
Children and youth.
Indigenous people.
Non- governmental organizations.
Local authorities.
Business and industry.
Scientific and technological community.

Means of Implementation examines the basic resources necessary to push forward this global
partnership for sustainable development.

Financial resources and mechanisms.


Transfer of environmentally sound technology.
Science for sustainable development.
Promoting education, public awareness and training.

Services can only be provided over the long term through the establishment and maintenance of
various service systems.
These systems have a number of components, such as:

Infrastructure (e.g., public transit systems, sewerage systems);


Programs (e.g., health clinics, public safety);
Procedures (e.g., development approval processes);
Management routines (e.g., repeated activities such as waste collection or building
inspections); and
Management interventions (e.g., pollution control).