Training on participatory urban planning for city authorities
This training workshop for city authorities on participatory urban planning will take place in Harare, Zimbabwe, from 15 to 16 November 2016.
This initiative is organized by UNESCO's Regional Office for Southern Africa in the context of the International Coalition of Inclusive and Sustainable Cties (ICCAR).
Its main objective is to strengthen the capacity of city authorities and other practitioners to use planning processes to tackle challenges related to urbanization and local development.
The training will focus on issues such as the concept of intermediate cities, types of planning strategy (strategic, territorial and urbanistic), types of management for the transformation of cities, and the integration of concepts such as the right to the city and participatory budgeting into planning exercises.
The trainees are expected to use this knowledge in their work, promote participatory urban planning, and disseminate further the training material in their constituencies.
The workshop will be facilitated by Professor Josep Maria Llop Torne who holds the UNESCO Chair in intermediate cities at the University of Lleida in Spain. Participants will come from all 7 cities in Zimbabwe and other local bodies that deal with issues within the scope of urban planning and development.
The International Coalition of Inclusive and Sustainable Cities – ICCAR is a network of over five hundred city authorities across the world, launched by UNESCO in 2004 and organized around seven regional and national coalitions.