Chapter 7 Policy Points

  1. Integrated, multi-sectoral planning approaches have a strong success record and should be used in many more cities and regions.
  2. Local circumstances, needs and requirements must remain pre-eminent in urban planning, so are gender considerations and involvement of— and responsiveness to— the diverse populations.
  3. Plans should be prepared at various geographic scales and integrated to support sustainable and coordinated road, transit, housing, economic development and land use across geographic and political boundaries.
  4. In developing countries, education and training for professional planners should be increased and capacity for
    planning education be enhanced, concomitantly.