Small towns, rural-urban linkages and regional development

By | 2017-07-28T14:28:51+00:00 July 5th 2017|Categories: REALISING INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT, REALISING INTEGRATED PLANNING|Tags: , , , , |

Regional development that includes urban and rural areas, people and enterprises is crucial for sustainable development. This is especially the case for low and middle income countries undergoing the urban transition, and for countries where employment opportunities need to be created in both urban and rural areas for a growing and youthful population.

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10 years of the Leipzig Charta: a model for the implementation of the New Urban Agenda and the SDGs?

By | 2017-06-14T17:38:43+00:00 June 14th 2017|Categories: HABITAT III & NEW URBAN AGENDA, REALISING INTEGRATED PLANNING|Tags: , , , , , , |

This year’s Federal Congress on National Urban Development Policy in Germany focuses on the Leipzig Charta’s 10th anniversary and future perspectives for sustainable cities in Europe. Timo Munzinger of the German Association of Cities (Deutscher Städtetag) discusses the relevance of the Leipzig Charta for the implementation of the New Urban Agenda, calling for the Leipzig Charta to be brought up to date to meet current urbanisation challenges.

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The SDGs go local! Why cities need to engage in integrated urban development

By | 2017-05-20T11:51:58+00:00 October 4th 2016|Categories: REALISING INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT, REALISING INTEGRATED PLANNING|Tags: , , , , , , |

For the Sustainable Development Goals to work, cities as key development actors need to apply integrated approaches. Different actors and levels of government must be provided with opportunities to collaborate in order to ensure inclusive, secure, resilient and sustainable urban development. Furthermore, coordinated territorial planning and cross-sectoral cooperation are significant for an effective implementation of the 2030 Agenda.

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