FNAU: Towards a global network of Metropolitan and Territorial Planning Agencies

FNAU: Towards a global network of Metropolitan and Territorial Planning Agencies

As Metropolitan and territorial planning agencies (MTPA), and National or Regional networks of Metropolitan and territorial planning agencies - public or non-profit organizations preparing metropolitan policies and strategies and monitoring metropolitan and territorial developments. They are the memory, the database, the mappers, the think tanks, the permanent urban labs and the vision providers of cities.
 
We consider that the next decades will face huge challenges regarding territorial planning and policies that should be supported by Metropolitan & Territorial Planning Aagencies. New metropolitan areas and regions will emerge and MTPA are key tools to support the governance and to prepare smart metropolitan and territorial planning documents (strategies and policies). The global network of Metropolitan & territorial Planning Agencies will be an advocacy and an advisory tool for global and national decision makers to find the way to enhance smart planning.
 
We decide to launch the process for the creation of a global network of Metropolitan & territorial planning Agencies during a networking event of Habitat III conference with the support of several Metropolitan and territorial planning agencies, national networking of such agencies and global actors. We invite all Metropolitan and territorial planning agencies and National or regional networking of Metropolitan and territorial planning agencies to join this initiative, for defining the status, the role, the goals, the outputs, the governance of the global network of Metropolitan and territorial planning agencies. 


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