Urban Planning and Design

The transition to a predominantly urban world is irreversible. It brings with it equally irreversible changes in the way we use land, water, enregy and other resources. UN-Habitat's approach to Urban Planning and Design emphasizes; 1. preventative planning 2. planning at the scale of the problems; 3. planning in phases. Urban planning must address environmental, demographic, economic, socio-spatial and institutional challenges facing cities.