Chapter 8 Policy Points
- The link between planning and economic development policies for cities must be integrated across all levels of government.
- Strengthening city finances through public-private partnerships, land taxes and user charges and the development of more equitable fiscal arrangements between national and city governments is essential for sustainable development.
- Providing a legal framework for the decentralization of responsibilities is essential to improving city governance structures.
- Linking urban policy to economic development is critical to improving the competitiveness and performance of local economies.