Urban Solutions


Urban Solutions

URBAN SOLUTIONS are initiatives, practices, policies, legislations and models that address urban challenges and constitute effective responses to The City We Need. They are articulated around ten drivers of changes: ''Governance and Partnerships'', ''Planning and Design'', ''Finance'', ''Land, Housing and Services'', ''Environment'', ''Health and Safety'', ''Economy and Livelihoods'', ''Education'', ''Technology'' and ''Monitoring and Evaluation''.


The list below is a selection of Urban Solutions submitted by WUC partners and their affiliates. Urban Solutions illustrate how the drivers of change can be implemented, either locally or in multiple contexts. Most of them have already been applied, some tested only.


Driver 3: Finance

The development of effective finance and funding models is a prerequisite to the building of The City We Need. Central governments should adopt transparent and predictable systems for inter- governmental grants and subsidies to enhance the financial independence of local authorities. However, collaboration of multiple levels of government is required for coordinated investment strategies, including accessing and leveraging private finance and where appropriate mechanisms such as municipal bonds.

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