UN Habitat - For a better urban future

STATUS: Current
PROJECT LEADER:Van der Bergh, GM (Mr Gray), Turok, IN (Prof. Ivan), Watani, H (Ms Manana)
OTHER TEAM MEMBERS: Booysen, AS (Ms Denise), Ndlovu, MP (Mr Phumlani), Borel-Saladin, J.M. (Ms Jacqueline), Seeliger, L. (Dr Leanne)


The aim of this project is to contribute to the United Nations Human Settlement Programme???s (UN-HABITAT) work on national urban policies (NUP) in Africa. The study has three objectives. These three objectives form the key phases and deliverables of the study. 1.Conduct a desktop review and analysis of the status of existing National Urban Policies (NUP) in Africa. 2.Draft a background paper to support the UN-HABITAT's NUP framework in Africa, including specific support to Zambia's NUP discussion paper. 3.Compile a paper on the evolution and formulation of national urban policies based upon five short case studies, i.e. from Latin America, sub-Saharan Africa, Europe, East Asia and South East Asia. Paper to be presented at the 7th Session of the World Urban Forum in Medellin, Colombia