NEW URBAN AGENDA
Adopted by 170 countries at UN Habitat III summit in Quito, Ecuador on the 20th October 2016
The New Urban Agenda (NUA) is an urbanization action blueprint for all cities and its stakeholders to implement, in support of the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development, especially in making cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.
In implementing the New Urban Agenda, 5 categories of foundational themes is required and has been agreed to address urbanization:
It is crucial that governments ensure the development and adoption of National Urban Policies so that they form the basis for the implementation of the NUA.
Legal frameworks are required to implement urban plans, policies and strategies and to guide urbanization, including regulating land use and development.
Integrated urban and territorial planning and design is required to optimize the spatial dimension of the urban form and to deliver the positive outcomes of urbanization.
The need for adequate, context-sensitive and integrated financing frameworks and instruments. These include financial and economic tools and mechanisms to address urbanization, inequality and exclusion.
NUA calls for an integrated and responsive approach to urban development and multi level means of local implementation that are targeted, project-oriented, place-based and people-centered actions at a finer spatial scale.
In implementing the New Urban Agenda, projects and programs can be streamlined to address 5 key elements of NUA: