Urban & Territorial Policies
Strengthening urban and territorial policy systems is today recognized as an important lever for local and national sustainable environmental, social and economic development. In the last two decades, international organizations and governments have been more attentive to these particular policy systems and their potential. Many countries have already undergone important reforms to improve the capacity of national, local, and sectoral institutions to produce more robust urban and territorial policy systems capable of better addressing sustainability and resilience challenges. In Lebanon, UPLoAD has been involved in such an effort, particularly by assisting UN-HABITAT and the Lebanese Government in producing national reports, guides, and policy roundtable discussions. This includes, among others, national reports for Habitat III conference (2016) and New Urban Agenda implementation (Quito+5), UN-HABITAT’s National Urban Policies Lebanon diagnosis report.
UPLoAD is committed to developing its work in this particular field.