This session on “Localizations of SDG 11 and Urban Planning” attempts to address the challenges of urban and territorial planning in Asia and its corollary on the urban environment. Urban areas in Asia-Pacific Region (APR) are increasingly seen as drivers of sustainable development by applying sustainability targets that have been identified “as a key for sustainable development and climate change”. The session is in line with the objectives and themes of the APUF-7 as urban spatial strategies are key to the implementation of a New Urban Agenda.
The key speakers shall share experiences, practices and peer lessons on how localization of SDG 11 occupy an important position in urban and territorial planning through innovative case studies in urban and territorial planning practices across APR.
Sustainable Development Solutions Network guidelines help to integrate SDGs into current city plans, do not reflect the context specifics of the cities. The problem of social segregation caused by the way urban land markets operate and the role of spatial planning providing tools for an integrated and sustainable urban development will be addressed. The focus shall be on the core question: How to improve data availability, indicators and the knowledge-base (information, experts and institutions) in areas of urban planning and management? How to promote credible use of information and knowledge-base for sound management, including achieving the targets of SDGs and New Urban Agenda?”