The Urban Planning and Design Lab responds to requests from local, regional and national governments for assistance in sustainable urban planning. It uses spatial planning as a tool to coordinate economic, legal, social and environmental aspects of urban development, and to translate them into actual and implementable projects that generate value, economic development and jobs.
URBAN PLANNING AND DESIGN LAB
The Urban Planning and Design Lab has responded to the request of 53 cities in 30 countries for support in sustainable urban planning, including 20 Planned City Extensions and 23 Citywide Strategies
It has established a Global Network of Urban Planning and Design Labs. There are currently 16 active Labs located in Ghana, Mexico, Myanmar, Palestine, Philippines, Kenya, Haiti, Belize, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Egypt
The Spatial Development Framework 2040 for Johannesburg is one of the many locally approved outputs of the Urban Planning and Design Lab.