The publication describes the process and outputs of the LA21 Programme, which focuses on urban environmental planning and management. The LA21 programme was initiated in 1994 by UN-HABITAT, a Belgian Consortium coordinated by K.U. Leuven’s Post Graduate Centre Human Settlements (PGCHS), the Belgian Development Cooperation, and a host of local actors, including the municipalities of Nakuru (Kenya), Essaouira (Morocco), Vinh (Vietnam), and Bayamo (Cuba).
In her foreword, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka, Executive Director of UN-HABITAT, reminds us that, as towns and cities grow at unprecedented rates, sustainable urbanization is one of the most pressing challenges facing the global community in the 21st century.
Set in the global debate on sustainable urban development, and covering both theory and practice, the book builds on the insights from the LA21 processes and field activities. It targets a varied audience including decision-makers, urban planners and managers, community developers and scholars.
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Anna Tibaijuka, Armnad De Decker
Localising Agenda 21
Han Vershure, Rafael Tuts
Han Verschure, RafaeL Tuts