Establishing a Supportive National, Regional & Local Framework
Question 4: How do you think a national urban policy can impact urban dwellers in your city, and how do you think that impact can be measured?
Please share your ideas and/or examples below.
Thank you very much to all of you for your valuable contributions to the discussion last week and your feedback on the Habitat III process to-date.
Among the challenges mentioned were those related to health and diseases in cities, to the risk National Urban Policy (NUP) giving cities an unfunded mandate or top-down prescriptions and finally the environmental and ecological challenges linked to urban expansion.
As for recommendations made during the dialogue, I would like to highlight (1) the opportunity to see health as an agent of urban transformation (and not only a beneficiary of that); (2) the importance of defining greenbelts and adopting an ecological approach to cities and rural areas and finally (3) the possibility to develop NUP indicators from national policies in different sectors.
Thanks again for your contributions.