Urban Planning & Governance

UN-Habitat recognizes that good urban governance is characterized by the interdependent principles of sustainability, equity, efficiency, transparency and accountability, security, civic engagement and citizenship.  The agency’s Global Campaign on Urban Governance aims to increase the capacity of local governments and other stakeholders to practice good urban governance, promote transparency, Inclusivity and fight crime and corruption.

UN-Habitat also develops indicators of good urban governance to help cities identify urban governance priorities and assess their progress towards the quality of city-life. Cities will be given tools to help them assess the state of urban governance in their city and then set targets for measuring performance.

In Sri Lanka UN-Habitat works closely with the central and local government authorities and other interest groups towards promoting good urban governance and better urban planning.