Planning for a Better Urban Future

Source of Action
World Urban Forum
2022 - 2024
Last Updated
27 March 2023


The Global Planners Network commits to working collaboratively across the professional planning organisations globally to enable and empower communities to engage in planning for a better urban future through transforming our cities and regions. Successful capacity building would lead to significant uplift in voluntary local reporting. This there would be increased community engagement with strategic and local plans. As the planning profession develops our network will expand supporting capacity in areas most needed. The impact of this can be observed through learning and knowledge sharing. Furthermore, we will continue to influence legislation in our respective jurisdictions to ensure communities are sufficiently engaged with the planning process.

Outcomes and Impacts

Increased and equal access to basic services, sustainable mobility and public space (most indicators at outcome level measure institutional outcome), Increased and secure access to land and adequate and affordable housing, Effective settlements growth and regeneration, Improved spatial connectivity and productivity of cities and regions, Expanded deployment of frontier technologies and innovations for urban development, Reduced greenhouse emissions and improved air quality, Improved resource efficiency and protection of ecological assets, Effective adaptation of communities and infrastructure to climate change, Enhanced social integration and inclusive communities, Improved living standards and inclusion of migrants, refugees, internally displaced persons and returnees through effective crisis response and recovery, Enhanced resilience of the built environment and infrastructure, Resilience, Safety

Lead Entity

Global Planners Network

Key Dates

Start year: 6/30/2022

Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 10 - Reduce inequality within and among countries

Goal 11 - Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

Goal 13 - Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

Goal 17 - Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development