Urban Planning and Design Labs: Tools for Integrated and Participatory Urban Planning

This toolkit provides a great project-based approach for Participatory Planning and Participatory Design. It incorporates the concept of “planning labs”, and includes cases from the Global South.

UN-Habitat founded its in-house Urban Planning and Design Lab in Nairobi in order to provide assistance to local, regional and national authorities with urban planning and design. The Lab has been a response to a growing demand from cities to UN-Habitat not only to provide tools for their urbanization challenges, but also to respond to urban planning in general that remains to be hampered by general reflections without providing clear solutions that can cope with the speed of urbanization.

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