Chapter 8 Policy Points

  1. The link between planning and economic development policies for cities must be integrated across all levels of government.
  2. 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.
  3. Providing a legal framework for the decentralization of responsibilities is essential to improving city governance structures.
  4. Linking urban policy to economic development is critical to improving the competitiveness and performance of local economies.