Chapter 3 Policy Points

  1. If the emerging future of cities is to be sustainable, a new approach that places housing at the centre of urban policies is required.
  2. UN-Habitat proposes a strategy that places housing at the centre of the new urban agenda and seeks to reestablish the important role of housing in achieving sustainable urbanization.
  3. At the national level, the goal is to integrate housing into national urban policies and into UN-Habitat’s strategic thinking on planned urbanization.
  4. At the local level, the importance of housing must be reinforced within appropriate regulatory frameworks, urban planning and finance, and as part of the development of cities and people.