Not only are we proud of the content and outcome of the Spatial
Development Framework, but also of the process through which
it was developed. UN Habitat was a key partner that assisted us greatly
in all aspects of preparing the plan, from the broad and through public
participation process, to analyzing the city, conceptualizing the plan and
drafting and finalising the document. We also received the National Planning
Award 2016 for a municipal plan from the South African Planning Institute for
the Spatial Development Framework.
City Manager, Johannesburg
I would like to take the occasion of the the presentation of the
GUIDELINES FOR URBAN PLANNING for the Republic of the Union
of Myanmar to formally thank UN-Habitat for its support...The improvement of
urban areas and the establishment of effective connections between cities
and rural areas to increase rural standards of living, for which urban and
regional planning will be critical, is a priority of the new Union Government...
Director General, Department of Urban and Housing Development, Ministry of Construction, Republic of the Union of Myanmar.
Many times we in Mexico are very focused on our local problems, in the historical moment that we
are living in. The Urban Planning Lab provides new approaches to our challenges. What we try to do
in the Urban Planning Lab is to think, to conceptualize and make plans, but most important to bring the plans on
the ground, to make them happen in order to create a better quality of life and to have less differences between
social classes for example.
Director General for Projects, Construction and Infrastructure of the Public Space Authority of Mexico City.