UN-Habitat has identified 5 strategies that can enable cities to expand their urban space in an efficient and organised way, in accordance with their differing capacities and needs. These strategies address the tendency to decreasing densities and provide solutions for different economic groups.
Five Guided Urban Expansion Strategies
- Planned City Extension
- Planned City Infill
- Connectivity and Public Spaces
- City Region Planning and Poles Development
- New Towns
Additionally, the discussion note outlines UN-Habitat’s planning services to guide urban growth.
Published by: UN-Habitat Headquarters
Date published: September 2014
Publication type: Discussion note – Urban Planning for Growing Cities (PDF)