17-18 March. Madrid, Spain
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The development of a National Urban Policy is the key step for reasserting urban space and territoriality. It is also vital in providing the needed direction and course of action to support urban development.
Approved at the highest level, a National Urban Policy should provide the general framework to orient public interventions in urban areas and be a reference for sectorial ministries and service providers. It should also be the key reference for legislative institutional reform. The Policy is also a good instrument for public and political awareness of the gains to be obtained from sustainable urban development as well as an opportunity to promote consultation with urban stakeholders.
Therefore, we would like to inform you that UN-Habitat will jointly organize with the Ministry of Development of Spain and the Barcelona City Council, the Global Expert Meeting: “Towards Effective National Urban Policies: Lessons from Current Practice”. The goal of this meeting is to share recent experiences and approaches on National Urban Policies (NUP), and develop a “roadmap” for National Urban Policy implementation strategy. It will also engage with urban stakeholders to promote National Urban Policies as a key strategy for national socio-economic development and sustainable urbanization for less urbanized countries.