Chapter 6 Policy Points

  1. Good quality urban law contributes to investment, strong economic performance and wealth creation, as it provides predictability and order in urban development.
  2. Effective local governance rests on participatory service delivery planning, budgeting, management and monitoring. When endowed with appropriate legal powers, adequate financial allocations and the human capacity they can drive the transformation agenda.
  3. The critical ingredient for successful legal reform is credibility. Credibility is enhanced when laws are culturally
    resonant and enforceable.
  4. A focus on basic, essential statutory and derived legislation that can be enforced will provide the most effective support to sustainable urban development.